Amazon Cognito Identity Provider
API Reference (API Version 2016-04-18)

AdminGetUser

Gets the specified user by user name in a user pool as an administrator. Works on any user.

Calling this action requires developer credentials.

Request Syntax

{ "Username": "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.

Username

The user name of the user you wish to retrieve.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\p{L}\p{M}\p{S}\p{N}\p{P}]+

Required: Yes

UserPoolId

The user pool ID for the user pool where you want to get information about the user.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 55.

Pattern: [\w-]+_[0-9a-zA-Z]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Enabled": boolean, "MFAOptions": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "DeliveryMedium": "string" } ], "PreferredMfaSetting": "string", "UserAttributes": [ { "Name": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "UserCreateDate": number, "UserLastModifiedDate": number, "UserMFASettingList": [ "string" ], "Username": "string", "UserStatus": "string" }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

Enabled

Indicates that the status is enabled.

Type: Boolean

MFAOptions

This response parameter is no longer supported. It provides information only about SMS MFA configurations. It doesn't provide information about TOTP software token MFA configurations. To look up information about either type of MFA configuration, use the AdminGetUser:UserMFASettingList response instead.

Type: Array of MFAOptionType objects

PreferredMfaSetting

The user's preferred MFA setting.

Type: String

UserAttributes

An array of name-value pairs representing user attributes.

Type: Array of AttributeType objects

UserCreateDate

The date the user was created.

Type: Timestamp

UserLastModifiedDate

The date the user was last modified.

Type: Timestamp

UserMFASettingList

The MFA options that are enabled for the user. The possible values in this list are SMS_MFA and SOFTWARE_TOKEN_MFA.

Type: Array of strings

Username

The user name of the user about whom you are receiving information.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\p{L}\p{M}\p{S}\p{N}\p{P}]+

UserStatus

The user status. Can be one of the following:

  • UNCONFIRMED - User has been created but not confirmed.

  • CONFIRMED - User has been confirmed.

  • ARCHIVED - User is no longer active.

  • COMPROMISED - User is disabled due to a potential security threat.

  • UNKNOWN - User status is not known.

  • RESET_REQUIRED - User is confirmed, but the user must request a code and reset his or her password before he or she can sign in.

  • FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD - The user is confirmed and the user can sign in using a temporary password, but on first sign-in, the user must change his or her password to a new value before doing anything else.

Type: String

Valid Values: UNCONFIRMED | CONFIRMED | ARCHIVED | COMPROMISED | UNKNOWN | RESET_REQUIRED | FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD

Errors

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

InternalErrorException

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

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotAuthorizedException

This exception is thrown when a user is not authorized.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service cannot find the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

UserNotFoundException

This exception is thrown when a user is not 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: