The Bitnami Cloud Tools for AWS is a set of tools packaged together with preconfigured Python language runtime to work out of the box. To use them, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Add AWS credentials
Assuming you already have an AWS account, the next step after installation is to add your AWS credentials. Follow these steps:
Add the "AWS Access Key ID" and "AWS Secret Access Key" to the installdir/config/aws-credentials.txt and installdir/config/aws-config.txt files respectively.
Copy the AWS PEM-encoded X.509 certificate to the installdir/config/ec2.crt file.
Copy the AWS private key file to the installdir/config/ec2.key file.
On Linux and Mac OS X systems, ensure that all the above files are readable only by the owner:
$ chmod 600 installdir/config/*
Step 2: Load the environment
Linux and Mac OS X
Execute the aws-shell.sh script from the installation directory, as shown below:
Execute the aws-cmd.bat script from the installation directory, as shown below:
Step 3: Execute commands
Use the Bitnami Cloud Tools for AWS by executing the necessary commands at the command line. For example, to display a list of AWS EC2 regions, use the ec2-describe-regions command: