The AWS command line client allows you to manage your AWS services from your local computer. If you only have one AWS account, then you might be fine with creating a single default configuration. If you happen to run a studio or agency where you manage multiple AWS accounts, you will likely want to learn how to create client profiles.
Single Default Profile
Here's how to set up a default AWS credential.
The command above will create a credentials file within
~/.aws/credentials that looks like this.
- You will need your Access Key ID and your Secret access keys.
- I choose
us-east-1for Default region name but you can choose from this list
- I choose
jsonfor Default output format.
Multiple User Profiles
Client profiles allow you to store and organize multiple Access key ID and Secret access keys into profiles.
Create a user profile on your local machine
Now that you've installed the AWS command-line tools and have created a user with an Access Key ID and Secret Access Key, the next step is to create a local profile.
This command will create a local profile that will be stored within
aws configure --profile myawsprofile
You will be asked to answer a sequence of questions. Here's what I use:
AWS Access Key ID [None]: ##YourAccessKey## AWS Secret Access Key [None]: ##YourSecretAccessKey## Default region name [None]: us-east-1 #Or region closest to you. Default output format [None]: json