AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the specified attribute of the specified snapshot. You can specify only one attribute at a time.

For more information about EBS snapshots, see Amazon EBS snapshots in the Amazon EBS User Guide.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeSnapshotAttributeAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DescribeSnapshotAttributeResponse DescribeSnapshotAttribute(
         DescribeSnapshotAttributeRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeSnapshotAttributeRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeSnapshotAttribute service method.

Return Value

The response from the DescribeSnapshotAttribute service method, as returned by EC2.


This example describes the ``createVolumePermission`` attribute on a snapshot with the snapshot ID of ``snap-066877671789bd71b``.

To describe snapshot attributes

var client = new AmazonEC2Client();
var response = client.DescribeSnapshotAttribute(new DescribeSnapshotAttributeRequest 
    Attribute = "createVolumePermission",
    SnapshotId = "snap-066877671789bd71b"

List<CreateVolumePermission> createVolumePermissions = response.CreateVolumePermissions;
string snapshotId = response.SnapshotId;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5 and newer, 3.5

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