EnableImage - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Re-enables a disabled AMI. The re-enabled AMI is marked as available and can be used for instance launches, appears in describe operations, and can be shared. AWS accounts, organizations, and Organizational Units that lost access to the AMI when it was disabled do not regain access automatically. Once the AMI is available, it can be shared with them again.

Only the AMI owner can re-enable a disabled AMI.

For more information, see Disable an AMI in the Amazon EC2 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 AMI.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Returns true if the request succeeds; otherwise, it returns an error.

Type: Boolean


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



This example enables the specified AMI.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=EnableImage &ImageId=ami-0123456789EXAMPLE &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<EnableImageResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>11aabb229-4eac-35bd-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </EnableImageResponse>

See Also

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