Install AWS CLI On linux Tutorial

Install AWS CLI On linux Tutorial

In this video i will show you how to install the AWS Cli on Linux using pip.

Install AWS Cli Tutorial

First install PIP

curl -O
python –user
export PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH
source ~/.bash_profile

Install AWS Cli

pip install awscli

Configure AWS Cli

Perquisite: you need to have your Access Key and Secret Access Key, if you don’t have one follow the below steps otherwise skip that part.

Create Access Key

Login to AWS Console
Under your IAM name choose ‘My Security Credentials’
My Security Credentials
Click on Access Keys, create new one and save the Secret Access Key as you no longer going to have access to it anymore.

Create Access Key

Go to your EC2 again and run ‘awsconfigure’
Put both Access and Secret Key
Choose your region or leave it empty for default
You can run simple commands like ‘aws ec2 describe-instances’ for testing.

If you are getting errors like:

An error occurred (AuthFailure) when calling the DescribeInstances operation: AWS was not able to validate the provided access credentials


An error occurred (UnrecognizedClientException) when calling the DetectLabels operation: The security token included in the request is invalid.

You can confirm the keys by checking the configuration in below path

vi ~/.aws/config

It should look similar to

region = us-west-2
aws_access_key_id = AKI************
aws_secret_access_key = Isx8***************

You can also try debug mode

aws ec2 describe-instances –debug

In some cases the server time should be synced, so be sure that you have ntp and it’s on

yum install ntp
systemctl start ntpd

Lastly try again running ‘aws configure’ and see the output which shows the last 3 characters if matching your keys.

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