This is a CLI application to switch your role using autocompletion by parsing your config/credential file and set environment variables
This is a CLI application makes it easier to switch roles using auto completion from parsing your aws config/credential file and setting
"AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY", "AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID", "AWS_SESSION_TOKEN", "AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN" environment variables if present.
This script does not support MFA roles, and designed to help cycle through profiles set manually, or as output from an SSO script like: https://github.com/Nike-Inc/gimme-aws-creds
python3 -m pip install -U aws_role_switcher
In order to work properly this script must be sourced, add the following to your .profile or .bashrc( you can adjust the alias name to whatever you want)
alias ars='source aws-role-switcher.sh'
Note: You can run this from the command line using
. aws-role-switcher.sh or
You can set the following environmental variables:
AWS_PROFILE_SWITCHER_PATH - Override the default credential/config file location from
I would recommend adding to your ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile
ars to start prompt. TAB or start typing to start auto completion list. TAB or use arrows to cycle through list, and enter to select.
Pass profile and region positional variables (Optional)
using a format of
<script> <profile_arg> <region_arg> the utility will start the prompt process with the passed in args
ars admin uswest2
Example config file:
[default] aws_access_key_id = REDACTED aws_secret_access_key = redacted aws_session_token = default aws_security_token = default [testing-administrator] aws_access_key_id = REDACTED aws_secret_access_key = redacted aws_session_token = testing aws_security_token = testing [staging-administrator] aws_access_key_id = REDACTED aws_secret_access_key = redacted aws_session_token = staging aws_security_token = staging [production-administrator] aws_access_key_id = REDACTED aws_secret_access_key = redacted aws_session_token = production aws_security_token = production
Bug Reports & Feature Requests
Please use the submit a issue to report any bugs or file feature requests.
If you are interested in being a contributor and want to get involved in developing this CLI application feel free to reach out
In general, PRs are welcome. We follow the typical trunk based development Git workflow.
- Branch the repo
- Clone the project to your own machine
- Commit changes to your branch
- Push your work back up to your branch
- Submit a Merge/Pull Request so that we can review your changes
NOTE: Be sure to merge the latest changes from "upstream" before making a pull request!
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