Prevents the user from signing in with the specified external (SAML or social) identity provider (IdP). If the user that you want to deactivate is a Amazon Cognito user pools native username + password user, they can't use their password to sign in. If the user to deactivate is a linked external IdP user, any link between that user and an existing user is removed. When the external user signs in again, and the user is no longer attached to the previously linked DestinationUser , the user must create a new user account. See AdminLinkProviderForUser.

This action is enabled only for admin access and requires developer credentials.

The ProviderName must match the value specified when creating an IdP for the pool.

To deactivate a native username + password user, the ProviderName value must be Cognito and the ProviderAttributeName must be Cognito_Subject . The ProviderAttributeValue must be the name that is used in the user pool for the user.

The ProviderAttributeName must always be Cognito_Subject for social IdPs. The ProviderAttributeValue must always be the exact subject that was used when the user was originally linked as a source user.

For de-linking a SAML identity, there are two scenarios. If the linked identity has not yet been used to sign in, the ProviderAttributeName and ProviderAttributeValue must be the same values that were used for the SourceUser when the identities were originally linked using AdminLinkProviderForUser call. (If the linking was done with ProviderAttributeName set to Cognito_Subject , the same applies here). However, if the user has already signed in, the ProviderAttributeName must be Cognito_Subject and ProviderAttributeValue must be the subject of the SAML assertion.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.admin_disable_provider_for_user(
        'ProviderName': 'string',
        'ProviderAttributeName': 'string',
        'ProviderAttributeValue': 'string'
  • UserPoolId (string) --


    The user pool ID for the user pool.

  • User (dict) --


    The user to be disabled.

    • ProviderName (string) --

      The name of the provider, such as Facebook, Google, or Login with Amazon.

    • ProviderAttributeName (string) --

      The name of the provider attribute to link to, such as NameID .

    • ProviderAttributeValue (string) --

      The value of the provider attribute to link to, such as xxxxx_account .

Return type



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) --


  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.TooManyRequestsException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.NotAuthorizedException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.UserNotFoundException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.AliasExistsException
  • CognitoIdentityProvider.Client.exceptions.InternalErrorException