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Identity not found in GetCredentialsForIdentityRequest


Hi all,
I created a SAML Identity Pool in Cognito and tried to get a JWT from a Java fat client.

AmazonCognitoIdentity  client=AmazonCognitoIdentityClientBuilder.standard()
    Map<String,String> logins = new HashMap<String,String>();
    logins.put("arn:aws:cognito-identity:eu-central-1:123456789:identitypool/eu-central-1:fxxxxx-bxxx-4xxx-bxxx-1xxxxxxx3", "I wish I was a base64 SAML Assertion");
    GetCredentialsForIdentityRequest request=new GetCredentialsForIdentityRequest()
    GetCredentialsForIdentityResult result= client.getCredentialsForIdentity(request);

Gave me Identity 'eu-central-1:fxxxx-bxxx-4xxx-xxx-xxxxb6f3' not found. (Service: AmazonCognitoIdentity; Status Code: 400; Error Code: ResourceNotFoundException;

I already red about setting the region which I did but without any effect.
We double checked the identity pool id
Any Ideas what could went wrong with my call?

Thanks in advance

1 Answers


the secret has been unveiled. To connect as an anonymous user to a cognito identity pool you need these few lines of code:

AmazonCognitoIdentity  client=AmazonCognitoIdentityClientBuilder
                                  .withCredentials(new AWSStaticCredentialsProvider(new AnonymousAWSCredentials()))

    Map<String,String> logins = new HashMap<String,String>();
    logins.put("arn:aws:iam::1234567890:saml-provider/my-saml-provider", "A base64 SAML response");
    GetIdRequest request = new GetIdRequest()
   GetIdResult result= client.getId(request);

In the logins map you have to put the arn of the SAML provider you created in IAM using the SAML Metadata.

Edited by: drdimitri on Dec 9, 2019 1:50 AM

Edited by: drdimitri on Dec 10, 2019 5:01 AM

answered 2 years ago

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