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Retrieves the encrypted administrator password for a running Windows instance.
The Windows password is generated at boot by the
EC2Config service or
EC2Launch scripts (Windows Server 2016 and later). This usually only
happens the first time an instance is launched. For more information, see EC2Config
in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
EC2Config service, the password is not generated for rebundled
Ec2SetPassword is enabled before bundling.
The password is encrypted using the key pair that you specified when you launched the instance. You must provide the corresponding key pair file.
When you launch an instance, password generation and encryption may take a few minutes. If you try to retrieve the password before it's available, the output returns an empty string. We recommend that you wait up to 15 minutes after launching an instance before trying to retrieve the generated password.
For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to GetPasswordDataAsync.
public virtual GetPasswordDataResponse GetPasswordData( GetPasswordDataRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the GetPasswordData service method.
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms