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|Last updated:||11 Jul 2023|
|11 Jul 2023|
This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.
In this section you will learn how to generate and configure Access keys. Access keys consist of an access key ID and secret access key, which are used to sign programmatic requests that you make to AWS.
Install the AWS CLI on your machine using the install guide .
Go to My Security Credentials
On Your Security Credentials page click on
Create access key
Access key ID and
Secret access key
Run the following command to set up your AWS CLI:
The output from the command will be similar to:
$ aws configure AWS Access Key ID [****************OAGK]: AXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX AWS Secret Access Key [****************t3iE]: uXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Default region name [us-east-2]: us-east-2 Default output format [json]: json
Replace the value of
Access Key ID,
Secret Access Key,
region name and
output format with your unique values.
After a successful configuration, you will be able to use the AWS CLI and automation tools like Terraform from the terminal.
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