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Wrapper for dockerized AWS CLI v2

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Wrapper for dockerized AWS CLI v2. Uses amazon/aws-cli Docker image.


Install Docker.

pip install awscliv2

You can add an alias to your ~/.bashrc or /zshrc to use it as a regular AWS CLI v2

alias aws='awsv2'


Container uses two volumes:

  • $HOME/.aws -> /root/.aws
  • $(cwd) -> /aws

Pull latest amazon/aws-cli image:

awsv2 --update

Configure default frofile if needed:


# --configure profile_name access_key secret_key
awsv2 --configure default ${AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID} ${AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY}
awsv2 configure set region us-west-1

Use awscli as usual:

# alias for
# docker run --rm -i -v ~/.aws:/root/.aws -v $(pwd):/aws amazon/aws-cli $@
awsv2 s3 ls

# or as a python module
python -m awscliv2 s3 ls

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awscliv2 version follows PEP 440.

Latest changes

Full changelog can be found in Changelog. Release notes can be found in Releases.

Change Log

All notable changes to this project are documented on Releases page.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog and this project adheres to PEP 440.


[1.3.1] - 2020-09-02


  • Error if $HOME/.aws path does not exist

[1.3.0] - 2020-09-02


  • awsv2 --assume-role <name> <source_profile> <role_arn> command


  • Files in .aws folder belonged to root user if they were created by awsv2

[1.2.0] - 2020-08-30


  • Support for interactive commands like awsv2 configure


  • Instructions output how to install docker if it was not found


  • Error while running in non-TTY environment
  • Error caused by keyboard interrupt
  • -U/--update command did not return correct exit code

[1.1.0] - 2020-08-29


  • -U/--update CLI argument to pull latest amazon/aws-cli image


  • -V/--version command shows underlying image version
  • region_name removed from --configure command

[1.0.0] - 2020-08-29

Initial release

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