AdminDisableProviderForUser - Amazon Cognito User Pools


Prevents the user from signing in with the specified external (SAML or social) identity provider (IdP). If the user that you want to deactivate is a Amazon Cognito user pools native username + password user, they can't use their password to sign in. If the user to deactivate is a linked external IdP user, any link between that user and an existing user is removed. When the external user signs in again, and the user is no longer attached to the previously linked DestinationUser, the user must create a new user account. See AdminLinkProviderForUser.

The ProviderName must match the value specified when creating an IdP for the pool.

To deactivate a native username + password user, the ProviderName value must be Cognito and the ProviderAttributeName must be Cognito_Subject. The ProviderAttributeValue must be the name that is used in the user pool for the user.

The ProviderAttributeName must always be Cognito_Subject for social IdPs. The ProviderAttributeValue must always be the exact subject that was used when the user was originally linked as a source user.

For de-linking a SAML identity, there are two scenarios. If the linked identity has not yet been used to sign in, the ProviderAttributeName and ProviderAttributeValue must be the same values that were used for the SourceUser when the identities were originally linked using AdminLinkProviderForUser call. (If the linking was done with ProviderAttributeName set to Cognito_Subject, the same applies here). However, if the user has already signed in, the ProviderAttributeName must be Cognito_Subject and ProviderAttributeValue must be the subject of the SAML assertion.


Amazon Cognito evaluates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies in requests for this API operation. For this operation, you must use IAM credentials to authorize requests, and you must grant yourself the corresponding IAM permission in a policy.

Request Syntax

{ "User": { "ProviderAttributeName": "string", "ProviderAttributeValue": "string", "ProviderName": "string" }, "UserPoolId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The user to be disabled.

Type: ProviderUserIdentifierType object

Required: Yes


The user pool ID for the user pool.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 131072.

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


This exception is thrown when a user tries to confirm the account with an email address or phone number that has already been supplied as an alias for a different user profile. This exception indicates that an account with this email address or phone already exists in a user pool that you've configured to use email address or phone number as a sign-in alias.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when Amazon Cognito encounters an internal error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service encounters an invalid parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when a user isn't authorized.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service can't find the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the user has made too many requests for a given operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when a user isn't found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: