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Named Profiles

Updated at 2017-10-20 18:24

If you are working with multiple AWS accounts using the same machine, use AWS CLI named profiles.

~/.aws/credentials

[default]
aws_access_key_id=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE
aws_secret_access_key=wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY

[ruksi]
aws_access_key_id=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE
aws_secret_access_key=je7MtGbClwBF/2Zp9Utk/h3yCo8nvbEXAMPLEKEY

~/.aws/config

[default]
region=us-west-2
output=json

[profile ruksi]
region=us-east-1
output=text

Using profiles:

# Using profile for a single command.
aws ec2 describe-instances --profile ruksi

# Using profile for all the following shell commands or in script.
export AWS_PROFILE=ruksi

Gain information about the profiles:

# Tells the default "profile".
aws iam get-user

# Checking if the profile can be found by AWS CLI.
aws iam get-login-profile --user-name=ruksi