AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

AWS services or capabilities described in AWS Documentation may vary by region/location. Click Getting Started with Amazon AWS to see specific differences applicable to the China (Beijing) Region.

Returns a database user name and temporary password with temporary authorization to log on to an Amazon Redshift database. The action returns the database user name prefixed with IAM: if AutoCreate is False or IAMA: if AutoCreate is True. You can optionally specify one or more database user groups that the user will join at log on. 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). For more information, see Using IAM Authentication to Generate Database User Credentials in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

The AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)user or role that executes GetClusterCredentials must have an IAM policy attached that allows access to all necessary actions and resources. For more information about permissions, see Resource Policies for GetClusterCredentials in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

If the DbGroups parameter is specified, the IAM policy must allow the redshift:JoinGroup action with access to the listed dbgroups.

In addition, if the AutoCreate parameter is set to True, then the policy must include the redshift:CreateClusterUser privilege.

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


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

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


public virtual GetClusterCredentialsResponse GetClusterCredentials(
         GetClusterCredentialsRequest request
Type: Amazon.Redshift.Model.GetClusterCredentialsRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the GetClusterCredentials service method, as returned by Redshift.


ClusterNotFoundException The ClusterIdentifier parameter does not refer to an existing cluster.
UnsupportedOperationException The requested operation isn't supported.

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

See Also