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[ aws . gamelift ]



Requests remote access to a fleet instance. Remote access is useful for debugging, gathering benchmarking data, or watching activity in real time.

Access requires credentials that match the operating system of the instance. For a Windows instance, Amazon GameLift returns a user name and password as strings for use with a Windows Remote Desktop client. For a Linux instance, Amazon GameLift returns a user name and RSA private key, also as strings, for use with an SSH client. The private key must be saved in the proper format to a .pem file before using. If you're making this request using the AWS CLI, saving the secret can be handled as part of the get-instance-access request. (See the example later in this topic). For more information on remote access, see Remotely Accessing an Instance .

To request access to a specific instance, specify the IDs of the instance and the fleet it belongs to. If successful, an InstanceAccess object is returned containing the instance's IP address and a set of credentials.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--fleet-id <value>
--instance-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--fleet-id (string)

Unique identifier for a fleet that contains the instance you want access to. The fleet can be in any of the following statuses: ACTIVATING , ACTIVE , or ERROR . Fleets with an ERROR status may be accessible for a short time before they are deleted.

--instance-id (string)

Unique identifier for an instance you want to get access to. You can access an instance in any status.

--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.

--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.


InstanceAccess -> (structure)

Object that contains connection information for a fleet instance, including IP address and access credentials.

FleetId -> (string)

Unique identifier for a fleet containing the instance being accessed.

InstanceId -> (string)

Unique identifier for an instance being accessed.

IpAddress -> (string)

IP address assigned to the instance.

OperatingSystem -> (string)

Operating system that is running on the instance.

Credentials -> (structure)

Credentials required to access the instance.

UserName -> (string)

User login string.

Secret -> (string)

Secret string. For Windows instances, the secret is a password for use with Windows Remote Desktop. For Linux instances, it is a private key (which must be saved as a .pem file) for use with SSH.