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UserInfo endpoint

The /oauth2/userinfo endpoint returns information about the authenticated user.

GET /oauth2/userinfo

The user pool client makes requests to this endpoint directly and not through a browser.

For more information, see UserInfo Endpoint in the OpenID Connect (OIDC) specification.

Request parameters in header

Authorization (Required)

Pass the access token using the authorization header field.

Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>

Examples positive responses

Sample request

Authorization: Bearer <access_token>

Sample response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8

"sub": "248289761001",
"name": "Jane Doe",
"given_name": "Jane",
"family_name": "Doe",
"preferred_username": "j.doe",
"email": ""

For a list of OIDC claims, see Standard Claims.

Sample negative responses

Invalid request

HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
WWW-Authenticate: error="invalid_request",
error_description="Bad OAuth2 request at UserInfo Endpoint"

The request is missing a required parameter, includes an unsupported parameter value, or is otherwise malformed.

Invalid token

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
WWW-Authenticate: error="invalid_token",
error_description="Access token is expired, disabled, or deleted, or the user has globally signed out."

The access token is expired, revoked, malformed, or invalid.