[ aws . cognito-idp ]



This action is no longer supported. You can use it to configure only SMS MFA. You can’t use it to configure TOTP software token MFA. To configure either type of MFA, use AdminSetUserMFAPreference instead.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-pool-id <value>
--username <value>
--mfa-options <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-pool-id (string)

The ID of the user pool that contains the user that you are setting options for.

--username (string)

The user name of the user that you are setting options for.

--mfa-options (list)

You can use this parameter only to set an SMS configuration that uses SMS for delivery.


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.

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 .

Shorthand Syntax:

DeliveryMedium=string,AttributeName=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "DeliveryMedium": "SMS"|"EMAIL",
    "AttributeName": "string"

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To set user settings

This example sets the MFA delivery preference for username diego@example.com to EMAIL.


aws cognito-idp admin-set-user-settings --user-pool-id us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa --username diego@example.com --mfa-options DeliveryMedium=EMAIL