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Command Line Environment for federation or AMS AWS users

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This package provides a command line interface to for federation or AMS AWS users.


The safest way to install the AWS CLI is to use pip in a virtualenv:

$ python -m pip install awstool

or, if you are not installing in a virtualenv, to install globally:

$ sudo python -m pip install awstool

or for your user:

$ python -m pip install --user awstool

If you have the aws-tool package installed and want to upgrade to the latest version you can run:

$ python -m pip install --upgrade awstool

This will install the aws-tool package as well as all dependencies.


Before using the AWS Tool, you need to configure your AWS credentials.

The quickest way to get started is to run the awstool configure command:

$ awstool configure
Enter your Identity Source Domain(like
Enter your Identity User(like
Enter your Identity Password:

Basic Commands

An AWS Tool command has the following structure:

$ awstool <command> <subcommand> [options and parameters]

For example, to generate credentials, the command would be:

$ awstool credential --generate-account


It's only necessary to run command with --generate-account when it's your first time running this command or you are really want to re-generate account. That's to say, awstool credential is ok for your subsequent use.

To view help documentation, use one of the following:

$ awstool --help
$ awstool <command> --help
$ awstool <command> <subcommand> --help

To get the version of the AWS CLI:

$ awstool --version

Getting Help

The best way to interact with our team is through GitHub. You can open an issue.

Please check for open similar issues before opening another one.

The AWS Tool implements AWS service APIs. For general issues regarding the services or their limitations, you may find the Amazon Web Services Discussion Forums helpful.

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