amazon-ec2 Configuring the aws cli


Example

Now you have aws cli installed, you'll have to configure it access your AWS resources. You can have multiple profiles like test, dev, prod, etc profiles. So let's assume you want to configure it for your test environment.

aws configure --profile=test

It will ask for following information:

AWS Access Key ID [None]: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Default region name [None]: us-west-2
Default output format [None]: json

You will get the above information from IAM management in AWS Console.