Use RespondToAuthChallenge with an Amazon SDK or CLI - Amazon Cognito
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Use RespondToAuthChallenge with an Amazon SDK or CLI

The following code examples show how to use RespondToAuthChallenge.

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Amazon CLI

To respond to an authorization challenge

This example responds to an authorization challenge initiated with initiate-auth. It is a response to the NEW_PASSWORD_REQUIRED challenge. It sets a password for user


aws cognito-idp respond-to-auth-challenge --client-id 3n4b5urk1ft4fl3mg5e62d9ado --challenge-name NEW_PASSWORD_REQUIRED --challenge-responses,NEW_PASSWORD="password" --session "SESSION_TOKEN"


{ "ChallengeParameters": {}, "AuthenticationResult": { "AccessToken": "ACCESS_TOKEN", "ExpiresIn": 3600, "TokenType": "Bearer", "RefreshToken": "REFRESH_TOKEN", "IdToken": "ID_TOKEN", "NewDeviceMetadata": { "DeviceKey": "us-west-2_fec070d2-fa88-424a-8ec8-b26d7198eb23", "DeviceGroupKey": "-wt2ha1Zd" } } }
SDK for JavaScript (v3)

There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

const respondToAuthChallenge = ({ clientId, username, session, userPoolId, code, }) => { const client = new CognitoIdentityProviderClient({}); const command = new RespondToAuthChallengeCommand({ ChallengeName: ChallengeNameType.SOFTWARE_TOKEN_MFA, ChallengeResponses: { SOFTWARE_TOKEN_MFA_CODE: code, USERNAME: username, }, ClientId: clientId, UserPoolId: userPoolId, Session: session, }); return client.send(command); };
SDK for Python (Boto3)

There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

Sign in with a tracked device. To complete sign-in, the client must respond correctly to Secure Remote Password (SRP) challenges.

class CognitoIdentityProviderWrapper: """Encapsulates Amazon Cognito actions""" def __init__(self, cognito_idp_client, user_pool_id, client_id, client_secret=None): """ :param cognito_idp_client: A Boto3 Amazon Cognito Identity Provider client. :param user_pool_id: The ID of an existing Amazon Cognito user pool. :param client_id: The ID of a client application registered with the user pool. :param client_secret: The client secret, if the client has a secret. """ self.cognito_idp_client = cognito_idp_client self.user_pool_id = user_pool_id self.client_id = client_id self.client_secret = client_secret def sign_in_with_tracked_device( self, user_name, password, device_key, device_group_key, device_password, aws_srp, ): """ Signs in to Amazon Cognito as a user who has a tracked device. Signing in with a tracked device lets a user sign in without entering a new MFA code. Signing in with a tracked device requires that the client respond to the SRP protocol. The scenario associated with this example uses the warrant package to help with SRP calculations. For more information on SRP, see :param user_name: The user that is associated with the device. :param password: The user's password. :param device_key: The key of a tracked device. :param device_group_key: The group key of a tracked device. :param device_password: The password that is associated with the device. :param aws_srp: A class that helps with SRP calculations. The scenario associated with this example uses the warrant package. :return: The result of the authentication. When successful, this contains an access token for the user. """ try: srp_helper = aws_srp.AWSSRP( username=user_name, password=device_password, pool_id="_", client_id=self.client_id, client_secret=None, client=self.cognito_idp_client, ) response_init = self.cognito_idp_client.initiate_auth( ClientId=self.client_id, AuthFlow="USER_PASSWORD_AUTH", AuthParameters={ "USERNAME": user_name, "PASSWORD": password, "DEVICE_KEY": device_key, }, ) if response_init["ChallengeName"] != "DEVICE_SRP_AUTH": raise RuntimeError( f"Expected DEVICE_SRP_AUTH challenge but got {response_init['ChallengeName']}." ) auth_params = srp_helper.get_auth_params() auth_params["DEVICE_KEY"] = device_key response_auth = self.cognito_idp_client.respond_to_auth_challenge( ClientId=self.client_id, ChallengeName="DEVICE_SRP_AUTH", ChallengeResponses=auth_params, ) if response_auth["ChallengeName"] != "DEVICE_PASSWORD_VERIFIER": raise RuntimeError( f"Expected DEVICE_PASSWORD_VERIFIER challenge but got " f"{response_init['ChallengeName']}." ) challenge_params = response_auth["ChallengeParameters"] challenge_params["USER_ID_FOR_SRP"] = device_group_key + device_key cr = srp_helper.process_challenge(challenge_params, {"USERNAME": user_name}) cr["USERNAME"] = user_name cr["DEVICE_KEY"] = device_key response_verifier = self.cognito_idp_client.respond_to_auth_challenge( ClientId=self.client_id, ChallengeName="DEVICE_PASSWORD_VERIFIER", ChallengeResponses=cr, ) auth_tokens = response_verifier["AuthenticationResult"] except ClientError as err: logger.error( "Couldn't start client sign in for %s. Here's why: %s: %s", user_name, err.response["Error"]["Code"], err.response["Error"]["Message"], ) raise else: return auth_tokens

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