Chris Mendez in AWS, For Developers

AWS: Installing AWS Client manually

The AWS command line client allows you to create, modify and manage your Amazon Web Services from your local terminal.

If you're on a Mac and you'd prefer to install AWS command-line using a package manager such as Homebrew, read this tutorial.

This document will describe how to install AWSCli manually.


Step 1 - Getting started

Make sure Python is installed. If you get a response, then you're good.

python --version  

Step 2 - Install AWS Client

Download AWS Client using curl

curl "https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-cli/awscli-bundle.zip" -o "awscli-bundle.zip"  

Unpack it

unzip awscli-bundle.zip  

Install it

sudo ./awscli-bundle/install -i /usr/local/aws -b /usr/local/bin/aws  

Double check your work

aws --version  

Create user credentials on your local machine

Read this tutorial to learn how to create AWS credentials on your local machine using awscli.