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[ aws . ec2 ]



Grants an Amazon Web Services-authorized account permission to attach the specified network interface to an instance in their account.

You can grant permission to a single Amazon Web Services account only, and only one account at a time.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--network-interface-id <value>
[--aws-account-id <value>]
[--aws-service <value>]
--permission <value>
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--network-interface-id (string)

The ID of the network interface.

--aws-account-id (string)

The Amazon Web Services account ID.

--aws-service (string)

The Amazon Web Service. Currently not supported.

--permission (string)

The type of permission to grant.

Possible values:


--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

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 .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a network interface permission

This example grants permission to account 123456789012 to attach network interface eni-1a2b3c4d to an instance.


aws ec2 create-network-interface-permission --network-interface-id eni-1a2b3c4d --aws-account-id 123456789012 --permission INSTANCE-ATTACH


  "InterfacePermission": {
      "PermissionState": {
          "State": "GRANTED"
      "NetworkInterfacePermissionId": "eni-perm-06fd19020ede149ea",
      "NetworkInterfaceId": "eni-1a2b3c4d",
      "Permission": "INSTANCE-ATTACH",
      "AwsAccountId": "123456789012"


InterfacePermission -> (structure)

Information about the permission for the network interface.

NetworkInterfacePermissionId -> (string)

The ID of the network interface permission.

NetworkInterfaceId -> (string)

The ID of the network interface.

AwsAccountId -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services account ID.

AwsService -> (string)

The Amazon Web Service.

Permission -> (string)

The type of permission.

PermissionState -> (structure)

Information about the state of the permission.

State -> (string)

The state of the permission.

StatusMessage -> (string)

A status message, if applicable.