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Utility that obtains STS credentials and saves your AWS credentials file.

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AWS MFA Helper

Automate obtaining MFA (STS) credentials

This utility will request STS credentials from AWS, then update ~/.aws/credentials with the new credentials. STS credentials are stored in a profile suffixed with -mfa.

If you have TOTP Generator installed this utility will attempt to automate the TOTP code generation.

You will need to update your AWS configuration (~/.aws/config) with the following settings:

[profile my-aws-profile]
helper_mfa_serial = (your MFA ARN)
helper_totp_service_name = (Optional: service name in TOTP Generatior)

If you need to change the STS/MFA credentials suffix in the aws config file, create ~/.aws_mfa_helper.cfg with the following:

mfa_creds_suffix = your-new-suffix

Run with the --help flag for more information.

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