Chris Mendez in For Developers, AWS

AWS: Install AWS Command Line CLI on Mac OSX

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.