AssociateSoftwareToken - Amazon Cognito

AssociateSoftwareToken

Begins setup of time-based one-time password (TOTP) multi-factor authentication (MFA) for a user, with a unique private key that Amazon Cognito generates and returns in the API response. You can authorize an AssociateSoftwareToken request with either the user's access token, or a session string from a challenge response that you received from Amazon Cognito.

Note

Amazon Cognito disassociates an existing software token when you verify the new token in a VerifySoftwareToken API request. If you don't verify the software token and your user pool doesn't require MFA, the user can then authenticate with user name and password credentials alone. If your user pool requires TOTP MFA, Amazon Cognito generates an MFA_SETUP or SOFTWARE_TOKEN_SETUP challenge each time your user signs. Complete setup with AssociateSoftwareToken and VerifySoftwareToken.

After you set up software token MFA for your user, Amazon Cognito generates a SOFTWARE_TOKEN_MFA challenge when they authenticate. Respond to this challenge with your user's TOTP.

Request Syntax

{ "AccessToken": "string", "Session": "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.

AccessToken

A valid access token that Amazon Cognito issued to the user whose software token you want to generate.

Type: String

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9-_=.]+

Required: No

Session

The session that should be passed both ways in challenge-response calls to the service. This allows authentication of the user as part of the MFA setup process.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "SecretCode": "string", "Session": "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.

SecretCode

A unique generated shared secret code that is used in the TOTP algorithm to generate a one-time code.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 16.

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9]+

Session

The session that should be passed both ways in challenge-response calls to the service. This allows authentication of the user as part of the MFA setup process.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Errors

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

ConcurrentModificationException

This exception is thrown if two or more modifications are happening concurrently.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ForbiddenException

This exception is thrown when AWS WAF doesn't allow your request based on a web ACL that's associated with your user pool.

HTTP Status Code: 400

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 isn't authorized.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

SoftwareTokenMFANotFoundException

This exception is thrown when the software token time-based one-time password (TOTP) multi-factor authentication (MFA) isn't activated for the user pool.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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