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create-saml-provider

Description

Creates an IAM resource that describes an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0.

The SAML provider resource that you create with this operation can be used as a principal in an IAM role's trust policy to enable federated users who sign-in using the SAML IdP to assume the role. You can create an IAM role that supports Web-based single sign-on (SSO) to the AWS Management Console or one that supports API access to AWS.

When you create the SAML provider resource, you upload an a SAML metadata document that you get from your IdP and that includes the issuer's name, expiration information, and keys that can be used to validate the SAML authentication response (assertions) that the IdP sends. You must generate the metadata document using the identity management software that is used as your organization's IdP.

Note

This operation requires Signature Version 4 .

For more information, see Enabling SAML 2.0 Federated Users to Access the AWS Management Console and About SAML 2.0-based Federation in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  create-saml-provider
--saml-metadata-document <value>
--name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--saml-metadata-document (string)

An XML document generated by an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0. The document includes the issuer's name, expiration information, and keys that can be used to validate the SAML authentication response (assertions) that are received from the IdP. You must generate the metadata document using the identity management software that is used as your organization's IdP.

For more information, see About SAML 2.0-based Federation in the IAM User Guide

--name (string)

The name of the provider to create.

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: =,.@-

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Examples

To create a SAML provider

This example creates a new SAML provider in IAM named MySAMLProvider. It is described by the SAML metadata document found in the file SAMLMetaData.xml:

aws iam create-saml-provider --saml-metadata-document file://SAMLMetaData.xml --name MySAMLProvider

Output:

{
    "SAMLProviderArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:saml-provider/MySAMLProvider"
}

For more information, see Using SAML Providers in the Using IAM guide.

Output

SAMLProviderArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the new SAML provider resource in IAM.