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[ aws . gamelift ]

get-instance-access

Description

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

To remotely access an instance, you need credentials that match the operating system of the instance. For a Windows instance, GameLift returns a user name and password as strings for use with a Windows Remote Desktop client. For a Linux instance, 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 CLI, saving the secret can be handled as part of the GetInstanceAccess request, as shown in one of the examples for this operation.

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 .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  get-instance-access
--fleet-id <value>
--instance-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--fleet-id (string)

A unique identifier for the fleet that contains the instance you want access to. You can use either the fleet ID or ARN value. 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)

A unique identifier for the 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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Output

InstanceAccess -> (structure)

The connection information for a fleet instance, including IP address and access credentials.

FleetId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the fleet containing the instance being accessed.

InstanceId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the instance being accessed.

IpAddress -> (string)

IP address that is 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.