Install Aws Cli Alpine

  1. Install Aws Cli Alpine Edition
  2. Install Aws Cli Alpine Isd
  3. Install Aws Cli Alpine Boot
  • To ensure smooth installation, it’s recommended to use: pip: 9.0.2 or greater. Setuptools: 36.2.0 or greater. The safest way to install the AWS CLI is to use pip in a virtualenv: $ python -m pip install awscli. Or, if you are not installing in a virtualenv, to install globally: $ sudo python -m pip install awscli.
  • For more information on the AWS CLI version 1, see AWS CLI version 1. To check the version you have installed use the following command. C: aws -version aws-cli/2.1.29 Python/3.7.4 Windows/10 botocore/2.0.0. For instructions on installing, updating, and uninstalling the AWS CLI, select your version: Versions. AWS CLI version 2.

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is the unified tools for managing AWS services. Using this tool, you can manage multiple AWS service via command line and automate them using scripts.

You can install and configure AWS command line utility on your Linux system. This tutorial will help you with the installation of AWS command line utility and configure it.

Feb 25, 2021 Nov 07 15:44:00 debian-aws-mysql systemd1: Started MySQL Community Server. Step 4 – Starting and stopping the MySQL server. We can control the MySQL server on Debian Linux using the CLI: Let us start the server if not running: $ sudo systemctl start mysql.service Stop the MySQL server, enter: $ sudo systemctl stop mysql.service.

Installing the AWS CLI

AWS CLI tools package are available under the default repositories. You can use the package manager for installing AWS CLI on Linux systems.

Choose one of the below command to install:

  • Ubuntu and Debian Systems
  • Fedora and CentOS 8
  • CentOS 7 and Scientific Linux
Install aws cli on alpine

Generate Access Keys

Generate the Access Key an Secrete Access Key to your AWS Account

  • Head to AWS Security Credentials.
  • Expand option Access keys (access key ID and secret access key)
  • Click the button Create New Access Key
  • Copy the access key ID and secret access key and save to safe place

Configure AWS CLI

Next, configure the cli tools to connect with your AWS account. Just execute below command to setup environment.

This will prompt for for AWS Access Key ID and Secret Access Key created in above step.

That’s it. Your system is configured with the AWS CLI tools.

Working with AWS CLI Tools

AWS CLI tools provide your option to manage multiple service via the command line. To get the help about uses type:

Here is the few example commands to work with aws cli:

  • List all the instances
  • List instances from other zone
  • List S3 buckets


In this tutorial, you have learned to install AWS ClI tools on Unix/Linux systems. Also with some basic examples for uses.

What is the AWS CLI?

The AWS CLI is the integration point between your environment and AWS at the Command Line. CLI (Comman Line Interface) is the power tool for users trying to manage their AWS instance using a terminal session.

If you have been using AWS for a while, you know that AWS is highly point-and-click and with a tremendous amount of configuration using the browser. Power users and system level interfacing need something more robust and easily interactable to scripting tools and the like.

I want to show you how to set this up because its a super powerful tool and integrates great with Visual Studio and PyCharm.

Side note: I had to set this up because my other blog post required me to use it and I couldn’t get that post working without it!!

Downloading the CLI

Here is the link to get the CLI 2 from the AWS website https://aws.amazon.com/cli/. CLI 1 is an older version and supports an earlier version of Python. CLI 2 supports the newer Python libraries.


For those of you who are very proficient with the command line, you can download the binaries using the following set of CURL commands. AWS has 2 versions: CLI 1 and CLI 2.


The AWS website is updated frequently and very descriptive but for your needs you can run the following commands.

Important: (From the AWS CLI website) AWS CLI version 1 no longer supports Python versions 2.6 and 3.3. All versions of the AWS CLI version 1 released after January 10th, 2020, starting with 1.17, require Python 2.7, Python 3.4, or a later version.

This change does not affect the following versions of the AWS CLI:

  • Windows MSI installer version of AWS CLI version 1
  • AWS CLI version 2


Download the AWS CLI MSI installer for Windows (64-bit) at https://awscli.amazonaws.com/AWSCLIV2.msi.

To update your current installation of AWS CLI version 2 on Windows, download a new installer each time you update to overwrite previous versions. AWS CLI is updated regularly, so check the Releases page on GitHub to see when the latest version was released.


Configuration of CLI

This is the part that is critical. When you sign up on AWS you get a series of keys and credentials that have to be stored on your local directory or user directory so that the CLI can utilize it.

On your AWS instance, go to your Security Credentials from the drop down. This a sample of mine. You can download the keys and then store it on a file called CREDENTIALS.

Install Aws Cli Alpine Edition


Install Aws Cli Alpine Isd


Install Aws Cli Alpine Boot

You can alternatively have AWS create the configuration file for you using the AWS CLI. To do this you do the following:

The AWS access key ID is made up of 20 random uppercase alphanumeric characters.

The AWS secret access key is made up of 40 random upper and lowercase alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters.

These access keys can be created for any IAM user who requires authentication from a programmatic perspective, such as when using the AWS CLI.

That should be basics for you to get rolling. The AWS documentation is highly descriptive and extensive. For a full description of all the settings you can refer to the AWS documentation here:

Happy Coding!

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