DescribeInternetGateways - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Describes one or more of your internet gateways.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


One or more filters.

  • attachment.state - The current state of the attachment between the gateway and the VPC (available). Present only if a VPC is attached.

  • attachment.vpc-id - The ID of an attached VPC.

  • internet-gateway-id - The ID of the Internet gateway.

  • owner-id - The ID of the Amazon Web Services account that owns the internet gateway.

  • tag:<key> - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA, specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


One or more internet gateway IDs.

Default: Describes all your internet gateways.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return with a single call. To retrieve the remaining results, make another call with the returned nextToken value.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 5. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


The token for the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about one or more internet gateways.

Type: Array of InternetGateway objects


The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example describes all your internet gateways.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeInternetGatewaysResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>e0fbdd4f-8e6d-437c-92eb-bc72864831d8</requestId> <internetGatewaySet> <item> <internetGatewayId>igw-036dde5c85EXAMPLE</internetGatewayId> <ownerId>11112222333304</ownerId> <attachmentSet/> <tagSet/> </item> <item> <internetGatewayId>igw-0EXAMPLE</internetGatewayId> <ownerId>053534965804</ownerId> <attachmentSet> <item> <vpcId>vpc-cEXAMPLE</vpcId> <state>available</state> </item> </attachmentSet> <tagSet/> </item> </internetGatewaySet> </DescribeInternetGatewaysResponse>

See Also

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