GetRoleCredentials - AWS IAM Identity Center


Returns the STS short-term credentials for a given role name that is assigned to the user.

Request Syntax

GET /federation/credentials?account_id=accountId&role_name=roleName HTTP/1.1 x-amz-sso_bearer_token: accessToken

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The token issued by the CreateToken API call. For more information, see CreateToken in the IAM Identity Center OIDC API Reference Guide.

Required: Yes


The identifier for the AWS account that is assigned to the user.

Required: Yes


The friendly name of the role that is assigned to the user.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "roleCredentials": { "accessKeyId": "string", "expiration": number, "secretAccessKey": "string", "sessionToken": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The credentials for the role that is assigned to the user.

Type: RoleCredentials object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Indicates that a problem occurred with the input to the request. For example, a required parameter might be missing or out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Indicates that the request is being made too frequently and is more than what the server can handle.

HTTP Status Code: 429


Indicates that the request is not authorized. This can happen due to an invalid access token in the request.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: