AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates an IAM resource that describes an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0.

The SAML provider resource that you create with this operation can be used as a principal in an IAM role's trust policy. Such a policy can enable federated users who sign-in using the SAML IdP to assume the role. You can create an IAM role that supports Web-based single sign-on (SSO) to the AWS Management Console or one that supports API access to AWS.

When you create the SAML provider resource, you upload a SAML metadata document that you get from your IdP. That document includes the issuer's name, expiration information, and keys that can be used to validate the SAML authentication response (assertions) that the IdP sends. You must generate the metadata document using the identity management software that is used as your organization's IdP.

This operation requires Signature Version 4.

For more information, see Enabling SAML 2.0 Federated Users to Access the AWS Management Console and About SAML 2.0-based Federation in the IAM User Guide.


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

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


public virtual CreateSAMLProviderResponse CreateSAMLProvider(
         CreateSAMLProviderRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.CreateSAMLProviderRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateSAMLProvider service method, as returned by IdentityManagementService.


EntityAlreadyExistsException The request was rejected because it attempted to create a resource that already exists.
InvalidInputException The request was rejected because an invalid or out-of-range value was supplied for an input parameter.
LimitExceededException The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
ServiceFailureException The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

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

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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