AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Disables the user from signing in with the specified external (SAML or social) identity provider. If the user to disable is a Cognito User Pools native username + password user, they are not permitted to use their password to sign-in. If the user to disable is a linked external IdP user, any link between that user and an existing user is removed. The next time the external user (no longer attached to the previously linked DestinationUser) signs in, they must create a new user account. See .

This action is enabled only for admin access and requires developer credentials.

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

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

The ProviderAttributeName must always be Cognito_Subject for social identity providers. 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 in the 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.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to AdminDisableProviderForUserAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.CognitoIdentityProvider
Assembly: AWSSDK.CognitoIdentityProvider.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual AdminDisableProviderForUserResponse AdminDisableProviderForUser(
         AdminDisableProviderForUserRequest request
Type: Amazon.CognitoIdentityProvider.Model.AdminDisableProviderForUserRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the AdminDisableProviderForUser service method.

Return Value
The response from the AdminDisableProviderForUser service method, as returned by CognitoIdentityProvider.


AliasExistsException This exception is thrown when a user tries to confirm the account with an email or phone number that has already been supplied as an alias from a different account. This exception tells user that an account with this email or phone already exists.
InternalErrorException This exception is thrown when Amazon Cognito encounters an internal error.
InvalidParameterException This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service encounters an invalid parameter.
NotAuthorizedException This exception is thrown when a user is not authorized.
ResourceNotFoundException This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service cannot find the requested resource.
TooManyRequestsException This exception is thrown when the user has made too many requests for a given operation.
UserNotFoundException This exception is thrown when a user is not found.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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