AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Retrieves the encrypted administrator password for a running Windows instance.

The Windows password is generated at boot by the EC2Config service or EC2Launch scripts (Windows Server 2016 and later). This usually only happens the first time an instance is launched. For more information, see EC2Config and EC2Launch in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

For the EC2Config service, 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.

When you launch an instance, password generation and encryption may take a few minutes. If you try to retrieve the password before it's available, the output returns an empty string. We recommend that you wait up to 15 minutes after launching an instance before trying to retrieve the generated password.

Note:

For PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to GetPasswordDataAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public abstract GetPasswordDataResponse GetPasswordData(
         GetPasswordDataRequest request
)
Parameters
request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.GetPasswordDataRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the GetPasswordData service method, as returned by EC2.

Version Information

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

See Also