Tagging Amazon Cognito resources - Amazon Cognito

Tagging Amazon Cognito resources

A tag is a metadata label that you or AWS assigns to an AWS resource. Each tag consists of a key and a value. For tags that you assign, you define the key and value. For example, you might define the key as stage and the value for one resource as test.

Tags help you do the following:

  • Identify and organize your AWS resources. Many AWS services support tagging, so that you can assign the same tag to resources from different services. This helps you indicate which resources are related. For example, you could assign the same tag to an Amazon Cognito user pool that you assign to an Amazon DynamoDB table.

  • Track your AWS costs. You can activate these tags on the AWS Billing and Cost Management dashboard. AWS uses cost allocation tags to categorize your costs and deliver a monthly cost allocation report to you. For more information, see Use cost allocation tags in the AWS Billing User Guide.

  • Control access to your resources based on the tags that are assigned to them. You can control access by specifying tag keys and values in the conditions for an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy. For example, you could allow an IAM user to update a user pool, but only if the user pool has an owner tag with a value of that user's name. For more information, see Controlling access using tags in the IAM User Guide.

You can use the AWS Command Line Interface or the Amazon Cognito API to add, edit, or delete tags for both user and identity pools. You can also manage tags for user pools by using the Amazon Cognito console.

For tips on using tags, see the AWS tagging strategies post on the AWS Answers blog.

The following sections provide more information about tags for Amazon Cognito.

Supported resources in Amazon Cognito

The following resources in Amazon Cognito support tagging:

  • User pools

  • Identity pools

Tag restrictions

The following restrictions apply to tags on Amazon Cognito resources:

  • Maximum number of tags that you can assign to a resource – 50

  • Maximum key length – 128 Unicode characters

  • Maximum value length – 256 Unicode characters

  • Valid characters for keys and values – a-z, A-Z, 0-9, space, and the following characters: _ . : / = + - @

  • Keys and values are case sensitive

  • Don't use aws: as a prefix for keys; it's reserved for AWS use

Managing tags using the Amazon Cognito console

You can use the Amazon Cognito console to manage the tags that are assigned to your user pools.

The console does not include tagging features for identity pools at this time. You must manage tags for your identity pools programmatically, such as by using the AWS CLI

Original console

To add tags to a user pool

  1. Open the Amazon Cognito console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cognito. If prompted, enter your AWS credentials.

  2. Choose Manage User Pools.

  3. On the Your User Pools page, choose the user pool to which you want to add tags.

  4. In the navigation menu, choose Tags.

  5. Choose Add tag to add your first tag. If you have previously assigned tags to this user pool, choose Add another tag.

  6. Enter values for Tag Key and Tag Value.

  7. For each additional tag that you want to add, choose Add another tag.

  8. When you are finished adding tags, choose Save changes.

On the Tags page, you can also edit the keys and values of any existing tags. To remove a tag, choose the x in the top-right corner of the tag.

New console

To add tags to a user pool

  1. Navigate to the Amazon Cognito console. If prompted, enter your AWS credentials.

  2. Choose User Pools.

  3. Choose an existing user pool from the list, or create a user pool.

  4. Choose the User pool properties tab and locate Tags.

  5. Choose Add tags to add your first tag. If you have previously assigned tags to this user pool, in Manage tags, chose Add another.

  6. Specify values for Tag Key and Tag Value.

  7. For each additional tag that you want to add, choose Add another.

  8. When you are finished adding tags, choose Save changes.

On the Manage tags page, you can also edit the keys and values of any existing tags. To remove a tag, choose Remove.

AWS CLI examples

The AWS CLI provides commands that help you manage the tags that you assign to your Amazon Cognito user pools and identity pools.

Assigning tags

Use the following commands to assign tags to your existing user pools and identity pools.

Example tag-resource Command for user pools

Assign tags to a user pool by using tag-resource within the cognito-idp set of commands:

$ aws cognito-idp tag-resource \ > --resource-arn user-pool-arn \ > --tags Stage=Test

This command includes the following parameters:

  • resource-arn – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the user pool that you are applying tags to. To look up the ARN, choose the user pool in the Amazon Cognito console, and view the Pool ARN value on the General settings tab.

  • tags – The key-value pairs of the tags, in the format key=value.

To assign multiple tags at once, specify them in a comma-separated list:

$ aws cognito-idp tag-resource \ > --resource-arn user-pool-arn \ > --tags Stage=Test,CostCenter=80432,Owner=SysEng

Example tag-resource Command for identity pools

Assign tags to an identity pool by using tag-resource within the cognito-identity set of commands:

$ aws cognito-identity tag-resource \ > --resource-arn identity-pool-arn \ > --tags Stage=Test

This command includes the following parameters:

  • resource-arn – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the identity pool that you are applying tags to. To look up the ARN, choose the identity pool in the Amazon Cognito console, and choose Edit identity pool. Then, at Identity pool ID, choose Show ARN.

  • tags – The key-value pairs of the tags, in the format key=value.

To assign multiple tags at once, specify them in a comma-separated list:

$ aws cognito-identity tag-resource \ > --resource-arn identity-pool-arn \ > --tags Stage=Test,CostCenter=80432,Owner=SysEng

Viewing tags

Use the following commands to view the tags that you have assigned to your user pools and identity pools.

Example list-tags-for-resource Command for user pools

View the tags that are assigned to a user pool by using list-tags-for-resource within the cognito-idp set of commands:

$ aws cognito-idp list-tags-for-resource --resource-arn user-pool-arn

Example list-tags-for-resource Command for identity pools

View the tags that are assigned to an identity pool by using list-tags-for-resource within the cognito-identity set of commands:

$ aws cognito-identity list-tags-for-resource --resource-arn identity-pool-arn

Removing tags

Use the following commands to remove tags from your user pools and identity pools.

Example untag-resource Command for user pools

Remove tags from a user pool by using untag-resource within the cognito-idp set of commands:

$ aws cognito-idp untag-resource \ > --resource-arn user-pool-arn \ > --tag-keys Stage CostCenter Owner

For the --tag-keys parameter, specify one or more tag keys. Don't include the tag values. Separate keys with spaces.

Example untag-resource Command for identity pools

Remove tags from an identity pool by using untag-resource within the cognito-identity set of commands:

$ aws cognito-identity untag-resource \ > --resource-arn identity-pool-arn \ > --tag-keys Stage CostCenter Owner

For the --tag-keys parameter, specify one or more tag keys. Don't include the tag values.

Important

After you delete a user or identity pool, tags related to the deleted pool can still appear in the console or API calls for up to 30 days after deletion.

Applying tags when you create resources

Use the following commands to assign tags at the moment you create a user pool or identity pool.

Example create-user-pool Command with tags

When you create a user pool by using the create-user-pool command, you can specify tags with the --user-pool-tags parameter:

$ aws cognito-idp create-user-pool \ > --pool-name user-pool-name \ > --user-pool-tags Stage=Test,CostCenter=80432,Owner=SysEng

Key-value pairs for tags must be in the format key=value. If you are adding multiple tags, specify them in a comma-separated list.

Example create-identity-pool Command with tags

When you create an identity pool by using the create-identity-pool command, you can specify tags with the --identity-pool-tags parameter:

$ aws cognito-identity create-identity-pool \ > --identity-pool-name identity-pool-name \ > --allow-unauthenticated-identities \ > --identity-pool-tags Stage=Test,CostCenter=80432,Owner=SysEng

Key-value pairs for tags must be in the format key=value. If you are adding multiple tags, specify them in a comma-separated list.

Managing tags using the Amazon Cognito API

You can use the following actions in the Amazon Cognito API to manage the tags for your user pools and identity pools.

API actions for user pool tags

Use the following API actions to assign, view, and remove tags for user pools.

API actions for identity pool tags

Use the following API actions to assign, view, and remove tags for identity pools.