AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
 
Retrieves the encrypted administrator password for an instance running Windows.

The Windows password is generated at boot if the EC2Config service plugin, Ec2SetPassword, is enabled. This usually only happens the first time an AMI is launched, and then Ec2SetPassword is automatically disabled. The password is not generated for rebundled AMIs unless Ec2SetPassword is enabled before bundling.

The password is encrypted using the key pair that you specified when you launched the instance. You must provide the corresponding key pair file.

Password generation and encryption takes a few moments. We recommend that you wait up to 15 minutes after launching an instance before trying to retrieve the generated password.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)

Syntax

C#
public virtual GetPasswordDataResponse GetPasswordData(
         GetPasswordDataRequest request
)

Parameters

request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.GetPasswordDataRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the GetPasswordData service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.GetPasswordDataResponse
The response from the GetPasswordData service method, as returned by EC2.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5