AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Requests remote access to a fleet instance. Remote access is useful for debugging, gathering benchmarking data, or watching activity in real time.

Access requires credentials that match the operating system of the instance. For a Windows instance, Amazon GameLift returns a user name and password as strings for use with a Windows Remote Desktop client. For a Linux instance, Amazon GameLift returns a user name and RSA private key, also as strings, for use with an SSH client. The private key must be saved in the proper format to a .pem file before using. If you're making this request using the AWS CLI, saving the secret can be handled as part of the GetInstanceAccess request. (See the example later in this topic). For more information on remote access, see Remotely Accessing an Instance.

To request access to a specific instance, specify the IDs of the instance and the fleet it belongs to. If successful, an InstanceAccess object is returned containing the instance's IP address and a set of credentials.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to GetInstanceAccessAsync.

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


public virtual GetInstanceAccessResponse GetInstanceAccess(
         GetInstanceAccessRequest request
Type: Amazon.GameLift.Model.GetInstanceAccessRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the GetInstanceAccess service method, as returned by GameLift.


InternalServiceException The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.
InvalidRequestException One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.
NotFoundException A service resource associated with the request could not be found. Clients should not retry such requests.
UnauthorizedException The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
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

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