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A wrapper for executing a command using AWS Assumed Role

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Wrapper script to generate and pass AWS AssumeRole keys to other scripts


There are two primary ways to use aws-profile, inline and with environment variables.

Inline Profile Name

aws-profile <profile> <command>

Profile Environment Variable

AWS_PROFILE=’<profile>’ aws-profile <command>


AWS_CACHE: Set the AWS_CACHE environment variable to control caching. Use AWS_CACHE=false to disable caching, or any other value (or unset) to keep caching enabled. When set to false the MFA code will be requested every time.

Configuring Profiles

aws-profile uses the built in profiles from the AWS CLI. For full details see Named Profiles in the AWS Documentation.

Here is an example of how to configure a profile for a role, with MFA:

[profile my_profile]
role_arn = arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:role/<role_name>
source_profile = default
mfa_serial = arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:mfa/<username>

Where <account_id> is your AWS Account ID, <role_name> is the name of the role you want to assume, and <username> is the username of the AWS User used fo your default profile.

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