Method: instances.getScreenshot

Returns the screenshot from the specified instance.

HTTP request

GET https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/beta/projects/{project}/zones/{zone}/instances/{resourceId}/screenshot

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

zone

string

The name of the zone for this request.

resourceId

string

Name of the instance scoping this request.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
{
  "contents": string,
  "kind": string
}
Fields
contents

string

[Output Only] The Base64-encoded screenshot data.

kind

string

[Output Only] Type of the resource. Always compute#screenshot for the screenshots.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/compute
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform

For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

IAM Permissions

In addition to any permissions specified on the fields above, authorization requires one or more of the following IAM permissions:

  • compute.instances.getScreenshot

To find predefined roles that contain those permissions, see Compute Engine IAM Roles.

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