[ aws . cognito-idp ]



Lists the users in the Amazon Cognito user pool.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-users is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Users


--user-pool-id <value>
[--attributes-to-get <value>]
[--filter <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--user-pool-id (string)

The user pool ID for the user pool on which the search should be performed.

--attributes-to-get (list)

An array of strings, where each string is the name of a user attribute to be returned for each user in the search results. If the array is null, all attributes are returned.



"string" "string" ...

--filter (string)

A filter string of the form “AttributeName Filter-TypeAttributeValue “”. Quotation marks within the filter string must be escaped using the backslash () character. For example, “family_name = “Reddy””.

  • AttributeName : The name of the attribute to search for. You can only search for one attribute at a time.

  • Filter-Type : For an exact match, use =, for example, “given_name = “Jon””. For a prefix (“starts with”) match, use ^=, for example, “given_name ^= “Jon””.

  • AttributeValue : The attribute value that must be matched for each user.

If the filter string is empty, ListUsers returns all users in the user pool.

You can only search for the following standard attributes:

  • username (case-sensitive)

  • email

  • phone_number

  • name

  • given_name

  • family_name

  • preferred_username

  • cognito:user_status (called Status in the Console) (case-insensitive)

  • status (called **Enabled** in the Console) (case-sensitive)

  • sub

Custom attributes are not searchable.

For more information, see Searching for Users Using the ListUsers API and Examples of Using the ListUsers API in the Amazon Cognito Developer Guide .

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


To list users

This example lists up to 20 users.


aws cognito-idp list-users --user-pool-id us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa --limit 20


  "Users": [
          "Username": "22704aa3-fc10-479a-97eb-2af5806bd327",
          "Enabled": true,
          "UserStatus": "FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD",
          "UserCreateDate": 1548089817.683,
          "UserLastModifiedDate": 1548089817.683,
          "Attributes": [
                  "Name": "sub",
                  "Value": "22704aa3-fc10-479a-97eb-2af5806bd327"
                  "Name": "email_verified",
                  "Value": "true"
                  "Name": "email",
                  "Value": "mary@example.com"


Users -> (list)

The users returned in the request to list users.


The user type.

Username -> (string)

The user name of the user you wish to describe.

Attributes -> (list)

A container with information about the user type attributes.


Specifies whether the attribute is standard or custom.

Name -> (string)

The name of the attribute.

Value -> (string)

The value of the attribute.

UserCreateDate -> (timestamp)

The creation date of the user.

UserLastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The last modified date of the user.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the user is enabled.

UserStatus -> (string)

The user status. Can be one of the following:

  • UNCONFIRMED - User has been created but not confirmed.

  • CONFIRMED - User has been confirmed.

  • ARCHIVED - User is no longer active.

  • COMPROMISED - User is disabled due to a potential security threat.

  • UNKNOWN - User status is not known.

  • RESET_REQUIRED - User is confirmed, but the user must request a code and reset his or her password before he or she can sign in.

  • FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD - The user is confirmed and the user can sign in using a temporary password, but on first sign-in, the user must change his or her password to a new value before doing anything else.

MFAOptions -> (list)

The MFA options for the user.


This data type is no longer supported. You can use it only for SMS MFA configurations. You can’t use it for TOTP software token MFA configurations.

To set either type of MFA configuration, use the AdminSetUserMFAPreference or SetUserMFAPreference actions.

To look up information about either type of MFA configuration, use the AdminGetUserResponse$UserMFASettingList or GetUserResponse$UserMFASettingList responses.

DeliveryMedium -> (string)

The delivery medium to send the MFA code. You can use this parameter to set only the SMS delivery medium value.

AttributeName -> (string)

The attribute name of the MFA option type. The only valid value is phone_number .

PaginationToken -> (string)

An identifier that was returned from the previous call to this operation, which can be used to return the next set of items in the list.