[ aws . verifiedpermissions ]



Creates a reference to an Amazon Cognito user pool as an external identity provider (IdP).

After you create an identity source, you can use the identities provided by the IdP as proxies for the principal in authorization queries that use the IsAuthorizedWithToken operation. These identities take the form of tokens that contain claims about the user, such as IDs, attributes and group memberships. Amazon Cognito provides both identity tokens and access tokens, and Verified Permissions can use either or both. Any combination of identity and access tokens results in the same Cedar principal. Verified Permissions automatically translates the information about the identities into the standard Cedar attributes that can be evaluated by your policies. Because the Amazon Cognito identity and access tokens can contain different information, the tokens you choose to use determine which principal attributes are available to access when evaluating Cedar policies.


If you delete a Amazon Cognito user pool or user, tokens from that deleted pool or that deleted user continue to be usable until they expire.


To reference a user from this identity source in your Cedar policies, use the following syntax.


Where IdentityType is the string that you provide to the PrincipalEntityType parameter for this operation. The CognitoUserPoolId and CognitoClientId are defined by the Amazon Cognito user pool.


Verified Permissions is * eventually consistent * . It can take a few seconds for a new or changed element to be propagate through the service and be visible in the results of other Verified Permissions operations.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--client-token <value>]
--policy-store-id <value>
--configuration <value>
[--principal-entity-type <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--client-token (string)

Specifies a unique, case-sensitive ID that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. This lets you safely retry the request without accidentally performing the same operation a second time. Passing the same value to a later call to an operation requires that you also pass the same value for all other parameters. We recommend that you use a UUID type of value. .

If you don’t provide this value, then Amazon Web Services generates a random one for you.

If you retry the operation with the same ClientToken , but with different parameters, the retry fails with an IdempotentParameterMismatch error.

--policy-store-id (string)

Specifies the ID of the policy store in which you want to store this identity source. Only policies and requests made using this policy store can reference identities from the identity provider configured in the new identity source.

--configuration (tagged union structure)

Specifies the details required to communicate with the identity provider (IdP) associated with this identity source.


At this time, the only valid member of this structure is a Amazon Cognito user pool configuration.

You must specify a UserPoolArn , and optionally, a ClientId .


This is a Tagged Union structure. Only one of the following top level keys can be set: cognitoUserPoolConfiguration.

cognitoUserPoolConfiguration -> (structure)

Contains configuration details of a Amazon Cognito user pool that Verified Permissions can use as a source of authenticated identities as entities. It specifies the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a Amazon Cognito user pool and one or more application client IDs.

Example: "configuration":{"cognitoUserPoolConfiguration":{"userPoolArn":"arn:aws:cognito-idp:us-east-1:123456789012:userpool/us-east-1_1a2b3c4d5","clientIds": ["a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8i9j0kalbmc"]}}

userPoolArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Cognito user pool that contains the identities to be authorized.

Example: "UserPoolArn": "arn:aws:cognito-idp:us-east-1:123456789012:userpool/us-east-1_1a2b3c4d5"

clientIds -> (list)

The unique application client IDs that are associated with the specified Amazon Cognito user pool.

Example: "ClientIds": ["&ExampleCogClientId;"]


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "cognitoUserPoolConfiguration": {
    "userPoolArn": "string",
    "clientIds": ["string", ...]

--principal-entity-type (string)

Specifies the namespace and data type of the principals generated for identities authenticated by the new identity source.

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create an identity source

The following create-identity-source example creates an identity source that lets you reference identities stored in the specified Amazon Cognito user pool. Those identities are available in Verified Permissions as entities of type User.

aws verifiedpermissions create-identity-source \
    --configuration file://config.txt \
    --principal-entity-type "User" \
    --policy-store-id PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111

Contents of config.txt:

    "cognitoUserPoolConfiguration": {
        "userPoolArn": "arn:aws:cognito-idp:us-west-2:123456789012:userpool/us-west-2_1a2b3c4d5",


    "createdDate": "2023-05-19T20:30:28.214829+00:00",
    "identitySourceId": "ISEXAMPLEabcdefg111111",
    "lastUpdatedDate": "2023-05-19T20:30:28.214829+00:00",
    "policyStoreId": "PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111"

For more information about identity sources, see Using Amazon Verified Permissions with identity providers in the Amazon Verified Permissions User Guide.


createdDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time the identity source was originally created.

identitySourceId -> (string)

The unique ID of the new identity source.

lastUpdatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time the identity source was most recently updated.

policyStoreId -> (string)

The ID of the policy store that contains the identity source.