Requests authorization to remotely connect to an instance in an Amazon GameLift managed fleet. Use this operation to connect to instances with game servers that use Amazon GameLift server SDK 4.x or earlier. To connect to instances with game servers that use server SDK 5.x or later, call GetComputeAccess
To request access to an instance, specify IDs for the instance and the fleet it belongs to. You can retrieve instance IDs for a fleet by calling DescribeInstances
with the fleet ID.
If successful, this operation returns an IP address and credentials. The returned credentials match the operating system of the instance, as follows:
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- For a Windows instance: returns a user name and secret (password) for use with a Windows Remote Desktop client.
- For a Linux instance: returns a user name and secret (RSA private key) for use with an SSH client. You must save the secret to a .pem file. If you're using the CLI, see the example Get credentials for a Linux instance for tips on automatically saving the secret to a .pem file.