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create-instance-profile

Description

Creates a new instance profile. For information about instance profiles, go to About Instance Profiles .

For information about the number of instance profiles you can create, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-instance-profile
--instance-profile-name <value>
[--path <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--instance-profile-name (string)

The name of the instance profile to create.

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: _+=,.@-

--path (string)

The path to the instance profile. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide .

This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes. In addition, it can contain any ASCII character from the ! (u0021) through the DEL character (u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

--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.

Examples

To create an instance profile

The following create-instance-profile command creates an instance profile named Webserver:

aws iam create-instance-profile --instance-profile-name Webserver

Output:

{
    "InstanceProfile": {
        "InstanceProfileId": "AIPAJMBYC7DLSPEXAMPLE",
        "Roles": [],
        "CreateDate": "2015-03-09T20:33:19.626Z",
        "InstanceProfileName": "Webserver",
        "Path": "/",
        "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:instance-profile/Webserver"
    }
}

To add a role to an instance profile, use the add-role-to-instance-profile command.

For more information, see Using IAM Roles to Delegate Permissions to Applications that Run on Amazon EC2 in the Using IAM guide.

Output

InstanceProfile -> (structure)

A structure containing details about the new instance profile.

Path -> (string)

The path to the instance profile. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

InstanceProfileName -> (string)

The name identifying the instance profile.

InstanceProfileId -> (string)

The stable and unique string identifying the instance profile. For more information about IDs, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the instance profile. For more information about ARNs and how to use them in policies, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the instance profile was created.

Roles -> (list)

The role associated with the instance profile.

(structure)

Contains information about an IAM role. This structure is returned as a response element in several API operations that interact with roles.

Path -> (string)

The path to the role. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

RoleName -> (string)

The friendly name that identifies the role.

RoleId -> (string)

The stable and unique string identifying the role. For more information about IDs, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the role. For more information about ARNs and how to use them in policies, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide guide.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the role was created.

AssumeRolePolicyDocument -> (string)

The policy that grants an entity permission to assume the role.

Description -> (string)

A description of the role that you provide.

MaxSessionDuration -> (integer)

The maximum session duration (in seconds) for the specified role. Anyone who uses the AWS CLI, or API to assume the role can specify the duration using the optional DurationSeconds API parameter or duration-seconds CLI parameter.

PermissionsBoundary -> (structure)

The ARN of the policy used to set the permissions boundary for the role.

For more information about permissions boundaries, see Permissions Boundaries for IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

PermissionsBoundaryType -> (string)

The permissions boundary usage type that indicates what type of IAM resource is used as the permissions boundary for an entity. This data type can only have a value of Policy .

PermissionsBoundaryArn -> (string)

The ARN of the policy used to set the permissions boundary for the user or role.

Tags -> (list)

A list of tags that are attached to the specified role. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

(structure)

A structure that represents user-provided metadata that can be associated with a resource such as an IAM user or role. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

Key -> (string)

The key name that can be used to look up or retrieve the associated value. For example, Department or Cost Center are common choices.

Value -> (string)

The value associated with this tag. For example, tags with a key name of Department could have values such as Human Resources , Accounting , and Support . Tags with a key name of Cost Center might have values that consist of the number associated with the different cost centers in your company. Typically, many resources have tags with the same key name but with different values.

Note

AWS always interprets the tag Value as a single string. If you need to store an array, you can store comma-separated values in the string. However, you must interpret the value in your code.