How to Setup AWS Credentials using AWS Command Line Interface?

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Setup AWS Credentails using AWS Command Line Interface

Install the AWS CLI Using Pip
Please click here complete installation guide.

Test the AWS CLI Installation

 $ aws help

Environment Variables – 

  • AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
  • AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

Step 5: Get a key aws_access_key_id, aws_secret_access_key, region from AWS website, under your 

$ aws configure

Step 6: Setup AWS with key

$  aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: AKIAJB6WCXXXXRKRT5SQ
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: fDBVPhlHzMk70ip5FGHDl/AcmEyMnylwOllc+n4s
Default region name [None]: us-east-1
Default output format [None]:
$  aws s3 list

Step 7: Verify details in ~/.aws/credentials and ~/.aws/config

$ more ~/.aws/credentials
[default]
aws_access_key_id = AKIAJB6WCXXXXRKRT5SQ
aws_secret_access_key = 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

$  more ~/.aws/config
[default]
region = us-east-1

Step 8: Verify AWS CLI setup

$ aws ec2 describe-instances --output table --region us-west-2

The AWS credentials file –

Located at ~/.aws/credentials on Linux, OS X, or Unix, or at C:\Users\USERNAME \.aws\credentials on Windows. This file can contain multiple named profiles in addition to a default profile.

The CLI configuration file –

Typically located at ~/.aws/config on Linux, OS X, or Unix, or at C:\Users\USERNAME \.aws\config on Windows. This file can contain a default profile, named profiles, and CLI specific configuration parameters for each.

Reference
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/installing.html
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-getting-started.html
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-getting-started.html

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