[ aws . cognito-idp ]



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 .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-pool-id <value>
--username <value>
--password <value>
[--permanent | --no-permanent]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--user-pool-id (string)

The user pool ID for the user pool where you want to set the user’s password.

--username (string)

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

--password (string)

The password for the user.

--permanent | --no-permanent (boolean)

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

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.