AttachInternetGateway - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Attaches an internet gateway or a virtual private gateway to a VPC, enabling connectivity between the internet and the VPC. For more information, see Internet gateways in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The ID of the internet gateway.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The ID of the VPC.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Is true if the request succeeds, and an error otherwise.

Type: Boolean


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example attaches the internet gateway with the ID igw-eaad4883 to the VPC with the ID vpc-11ad4878.

Sample Request &InternetGatewayId=igw-eaad4883 &VpcId=vpc-11ad4878 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<AttachInternetGatewayResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </AttachInternetGatewayResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: