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EC2 instance uses IMDSv2



Use the IMDSv2 session-oriented communication method to transport instance metadata.


AWS default configurations allow the use of either IMDSv1, IMDSv2, or both. IMDSv1 uses insecure GET request/responses which are at risk for a number of vulnerabilities, whereas IMDSv2 uses session-oriented requests and a secret token that expires after a maximum of six hours. This adds protection against misconfigured-open website application firewalls, misconfigured-open reverse proxies, unpatched Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities, and misconfigured-open layer-3 firewalls and network address translation.


Follow the Transition to using Instance Metadata Service Version 2 docs to learn how to transition and reconfigure your software.