AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the DescribeAccountAttributes operation against Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Syntax

Get-EC2AccountAttribute
-AttributeName <String[]>

Description

Describes attributes of your AWS account. The following are the supported account attributes:
  • supported-platforms: Indicates whether your account can launch instances into EC2-Classic and EC2-VPC, or only into EC2-VPC.
  • default-vpc: The ID of the default VPC for your account, or none.
  • max-instances: The maximum number of On-Demand instances that you can run.
  • vpc-max-security-groups-per-interface: The maximum number of security groups that you can assign to a network interface.
  • max-elastic-ips: The maximum number of Elastic IP addresses that you can allocate for use with EC2-Classic.
  • vpc-max-elastic-ips: The maximum number of Elastic IP addresses that you can allocate for use with EC2-VPC.


Note: For scripts written against earlier versions of this module this cmdlet can also be invoked with the alias, Get-EC2AccountAttributes.

Parameters

-AttributeName <String[]>
One or more account attribute names.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String[] object to this cmdlet for the AttributeName parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a collection of AccountAttribute objects. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeAccountAttributesResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> (Get-EC2AccountAttribute -AttributeName supported-platforms).AttributeValues

AttributeValue
--------------
EC2
VPC
This example describes whether you can launch instances into EC2-Classic and EC2-VPC in the region, or only into EC2-VPC.

Example 2

PS C:\> (Get-EC2AccountAttribute -AttributeName default-vpc).AttributeValues

AttributeValue
--------------
vpc-12345678
This example describes your default VPC, or is 'none' if you do not have a default VPC in the region.

Example 3

PS C:\> (Get-EC2AccountAttribute -AttributeName max-instances).AttributeValues

AttributeValue
--------------
20
This example describes the maximum number of On-Demand instances that you can run.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z