RedshiftServerless / Client / get_credentials



Returns a database user name and temporary password with temporary authorization to log in to Amazon Redshift Serverless.

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).

`` <p>The Identity and Access Management (IAM) user or role that runs GetCredentials must have an IAM policy attached that allows access to all necessary actions and resources.</p> <p>If the <code>DbName</code> parameter is specified, the IAM policy must allow access to the resource dbname for the specified database name.</p>``

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_credentials(
  • dbName (string) –

    The name of the database to get temporary authorization to log on to.


    • Must be 1 to 64 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.

    • Must contain only uppercase or lowercase letters, numbers, underscore, plus sign, period (dot), at symbol (@), or hyphen.

    • The first character must be a letter.

    • Must not contain a colon ( : ) or slash ( / ).

    • Cannot be a reserved word. A list of reserved words can be found in Reserved Words in the Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide

  • durationSeconds (integer) – The number of seconds until the returned temporary password expires. The minimum is 900 seconds, and the maximum is 3600 seconds.

  • workgroupName (string) –


    The name of the workgroup associated with the database.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'dbPassword': 'string',
    'dbUser': 'string',
    'expiration': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'nextRefreshTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • dbPassword (string) –

      A temporary password that authorizes the user name returned by DbUser to log on to the database DbName.

    • dbUser (string) –

      A database user name that is authorized to log on to the database DbName using the password DbPassword. If the specified DbUser exists in the database, the new user name has the same database privileges as the the user named in DbUser. By default, the user is added to PUBLIC.

    • expiration (datetime) –

      The date and time the password in DbPassword expires.

    • nextRefreshTime (datetime) –

      The date and time of when the DbUser and DbPassword authorization refreshes.


  • RedshiftServerless.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • RedshiftServerless.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • RedshiftServerless.Client.exceptions.ValidationException