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How to find your AWS Cognito IdentityPoolId

Quickly locate an AWS Cognito IdentityPoolId in minutes.

@heyshadowsmith

July 13, 2019

In this post, I am outlining the specific steps needed to locate an AWS Cognito IdentityPoolId in hopes this helps someone who is looking for this answer.


Option #1: Through the AWS Console

  1. Login to AWS
  2. Click Services
  3. Search for Cognito
  4. Click Cognito
  5. Click Manage Identity Pools
  6. Click on the name of the Identity Pool you would like the IdentityPoolId of.
  7. Click on Sample code

You will then see a block of code that looks like this.

// Initialize the Amazon Cognito credentials provider
CognitoCachingCredentialsProvider credentialsProvider = new CognitoCachingCredentialsProvider(
    getApplicationContext(),
    "your-identity-pool-id-will-be-here", // Identity pool ID
    Regions.US_EAST // Region
);

Option #2: Through the AWS CLI

  1. Install the AWS CLI on your machine
  2. Type aws cognito-identity list-identity-pools --max-results 60
  3. Press Enter

When complete, you will see an object that looks like this.

{
  "IdentityPools": [
    {
      "IdentityPoolId": "your-identity-pool-id-will-be-here",
      "IdentityPoolName": "Cognito Identity Pool"
    }
  ]
}

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