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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 GetInstanceAccess 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 both the instance and the fleet it belongs to. You can retrieve a fleet's instance IDs by calling DescribeInstances . 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. 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.


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.