GetInstanceMetadataDefaults - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Gets the default instance metadata service (IMDS) settings that are set at the account level in the specified AWS

For more information, see Order of precedence for instance metadata options in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Request Parameters

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

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The account-level default IMDS settings.

Type: InstanceMetadataDefaultsResponse object


The ID of the request.

Type: String


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

See Also

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