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


The 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


The IDs of the internet gateways.

Default: Describes all your internet gateways.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The maximum number of items to return for this request. To get the next page of items, make another request with the token returned in the output. For more information, see Pagination.

Type: Integer

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

Required: No


The token returned from a previous paginated request. Pagination continues from the end of the items returned by the previous request.

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 include in another request to get the next page of items. This value is null when there are no more items 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: