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

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AdminSetUserPassword

Sets the specified user's password in a user pool as an administrator. Works on any user.

The password can be temporary or permanent. If it is temporary, the user status will be placed into the FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD state. When the user next tries to sign in, the InitiateAuth/AdminInitiateAuth response will contain the NEW_PASSWORD_REQUIRED challenge. If the user does not sign in before it expires, the user will not be able to sign in and their password will need to be reset by an administrator.

Once the user has set a new password, or the password is permanent, the user status will be set to Confirmed.

Request Syntax

{ "Password": "string", "Permanent": boolean, "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.

Password

The password for the user.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 6. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [\S]+

Required: Yes

Permanent

True if the password is permanent, False if it is temporary.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Username

The user name of the user whose password you wish to set.

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 set the user's password.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Elements

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

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

InvalidPasswordException

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

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: