Tag cli

Run the AWS CLI v2 inside Docker

The last time I bought a new laptop, I decided to install it from scratch. My goal: keep the installation as clean as possible. Run anything inside Docker containers. Especially the development environments. I work for many clients. I often encounter si...

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Prevent CloudFormation Change Sets from piling up

Recently, I’ve stumbled upon a problem when using aws cloudformation deploy within deployment pipelines (Jenkins, GitLab CI, …) that I wanted to share with you. Usually, I’m using the AWS CLI to deploy CloudFormation stacks. aws cloudformation package ...

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Show your Tool: AWSInfo

In this series, we present AWS tooling from the community, for the community. We talk directly with the tool makers. Who are they? What problem does the tool solve? And what motivates them to contribute to open-source AWS tooling. This time, we talk wi...

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Avoid the 60 minutes timeout when using the AWS CLI with IAM roles

You can configure the AWS CLI to assume an IAM role for you in combination with MFA. If you are a power user of the CLI, you will realize that you have to enter your MFA token every 60 minutes, which is annoying. You will learn how to fix that in the f...

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6 tips and tricks for AWS command-line ninjas

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) allows you to manage AWS services. Using the CLI from your terminal interactively allows you to half-automate tasks and frees you from logging into the AWS Management Console. In addition integrating the CLI into she...

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DIY AWS Security Review

A regular security review of your AWS account can reveal security issues with little effort. There are some very easy things you can automatically check with the help of the AWS Command Line Interface that have a big impact. Limit network traffic from 0...

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Improve AWS security: protect your keys with ease

As a DevOps engineer, I love to work with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) to control various AWS resources in an (half-)automated way. To be able to do so it is necessary to store access keys on my local machine. These access keys (access key ID an...

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