GetCredentials - Amazon Redshift Serverless


Returns a database user name and temporary password with temporary authorization to log in to Amazon Redshift Serverless.

By default, the temporary credentials expire in 900 seconds. You can optionally specify a duration between 900 seconds (15 minutes) and 3600 seconds (60 minutes).

The AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user or role that runs GetCredentials must have an IAM policy attached that allows access to all necessary actions and resources.

If the DbName parameter is specified, the IAM policy must allow access to the resource dbname for the specified database name.

Request Syntax

{ "dbName": "string", "durationSeconds": number, "workgroupName": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the database to get temporary authorization to log on to.


  • Must be 1 to 64 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.

  • Must contain only lowercase letters, numbers, underscore, plus sign, period (dot), at symbol (@), or hyphen.

  • The first character must be a letter.

  • Must not contain a colon ( : ) or slash ( / ).

  • Cannot be a reserved word. A list of reserved words can be found in Reserved Words in the Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide

Type: String

Required: No


The number of seconds until the returned temporary password expires. The minimum is 900 seconds, and the maximum is 3600 seconds.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The name of the workgroup associated with the database.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-z0-9-]+$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "dbPassword": "string", "dbUser": "string", "expiration": number, "nextRefreshTime": number }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A temporary password that authorizes the user name returned by DbUser to log on to the database DbName.

Type: String


A database user name that is authorized to log on to the database DbName using the password DbPassword. If the specified DbUser exists in the database, the new user name has the same database privileges as the the user named in DbUser. By default, the user is added to PUBLIC.

Type: String


The date and time the password in DbPassword expires.

Type: Timestamp


The date and time of when the DbUser and DbPassword authorization refreshes.

Type: Timestamp


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The input failed to satisfy the constraints specified by an AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: