AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a new instance profile. For information about instance profiles, go to About Instance Profiles.

For information about the number of instance profiles you can create, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide.


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

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


public virtual CreateInstanceProfileResponse CreateInstanceProfile(
         CreateInstanceProfileRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.CreateInstanceProfileRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateInstanceProfile service method, as returned by IdentityManagementService.


EntityAlreadyExistsException The request was rejected because it attempted to create a resource that already exists.
LimitExceededException The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
ServiceFailureException The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.


The following command creates an instance profile named Webserver that is ready to have a role attached and then be associated with an EC2 instance.

To create an instance profile

var response = client.CreateInstanceProfile(new CreateInstanceProfileRequest 
    InstanceProfileName = "Webserver"

InstanceProfile instanceProfile = response.InstanceProfile;


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

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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