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get-role

Description

Retrieves information about the specified role, including the role's path, GUID, ARN, and the role's trust policy that grants permission to assume the role. For more information about roles, see Working with Roles .

Note

Policies returned by this API are URL-encoded compliant with RFC 3986 . You can use a URL decoding method to convert the policy back to plain JSON text. For example, if you use Java, you can use the decode method of the java.net.URLDecoder utility class in the Java SDK. Other languages and SDKs provide similar functionality.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  get-role
--role-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--role-name (string)

The name of the IAM role to get information about.

This parameter allows (per 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: _+=,.@-

--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 get information about an IAM role

The following get-role command gets information about the role named Test-Role:

aws iam get-role --role-name Test-Role

Output:

{
  "Role": {
      "AssumeRolePolicyDocument": "<URL-encoded-JSON>",
      "RoleId": "AIDIODR4TAW7CSEXAMPLE",
      "CreateDate": "2013-04-18T05:01:58Z",
      "RoleName": "Test-Role",
      "Path": "/",
      "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/Test-Role"
  }
}

The command displays the trust policy attached to the role. To list the permissions policies attached to a role, use the list-role-policies command.

For more information, see Creating a Role in the Using IAM guide.

Output

Role -> (structure)

A structure containing details about the IAM role.

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.

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.

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.