AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

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Retrieves information about the specified instance profile, including the instance profile's path, GUID, ARN, and role. For more information about instance profiles, see About Instance Profiles in the IAM User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name of the instance profile to get information about.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


A structure containing details about the instance profile.

Type: InstanceProfile object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was rejected because it referenced a resource entity that does not exist. The error message describes the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Sample Request &InstanceProfileName=Webserver &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<GetInstanceProfileResponse xmlns=""> <GetInstanceProfileResult> <InstanceProfile> <InstanceProfileId>AIPAD5ARO2C5EXAMPLE3G</InstanceProfileId> <Roles> <member> <Path>/application_abc/component_xyz/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/application_abc/component_xyz/S3Access</Arn> <RoleName>S3Access</RoleName> <AssumeRolePolicyDocument> {"Version":"2012-10-17","Statement":[{"Effect":"Allow", "Principal":{"Service":[""]},"Action":["sts:AssumeRole"]}]} </AssumeRolePolicyDocument> <CreateDate>2012-05-09T15:45:35Z</CreateDate> <RoleId>AROACVYKSVTSZFEXAMPLE</RoleId> </member> </Roles> <InstanceProfileName>Webserver</InstanceProfileName> <Path>/application_abc/component_xyz/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::123456789012:instance-profile/application_abc/component_xyz/Webserver</Arn> <CreateDate>2012-05-09T16:11:10Z</CreateDate> </InstanceProfile> </GetInstanceProfileResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>37289fda-99f2-11e1-a4c3-27EXAMPLE804</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </GetInstanceProfileResponse>

See Also

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