Would you like to learn how to install AWS-CLI on Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install the Amazon Command Line Interface on a computer running Ubuntu Linux version 17.

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Tutorial - Install AWS-CLI on Ubuntu

Open your browser, access the Amazon AWS website and enter your login information.

After a successful login, you will be sent to the AWS Dashboard.

aws dashboard

On the top right corner of the screen, click on your username and select the Security Credentials option.

aws security credentials

Select the checkbox and click on the button: Continue to Security Credentials.

aws security key

Select the access key tab and click on the Create new access key button.

aws create access key

Take note of your public access key and your secret access key.

aws access key

On the Linux console, use the following commands to install the required packages.

# apt-get update
# apt-get install python-pip

Use the following command to install AWS-CLI on Ubuntu Linux.

# pip install awscli

Use the following command to configure AWS-CLI.

# aws configure

You will be required to enter your key ID and your secret key.

AWS Access Key ID [None]: AKIAIAYOIO
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: +5nrXiQF0OB8Lw0lHKxcdxVL+
Default region name [None]: us-west-2
Default output format [None]:

In our example, we selected us-west-2 as our default region.

If you want to access a list of the available regions click here.

Use the following command to test your communication with the AWS cloud.

This command will list all regions where the AWS cloud is available.

# aws ec2 describe-regions

"Regions": [
"Endpoint": "ec2.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ap-south-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "eu-west-3"
"Endpoint": "ec2.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "eu-west-2"
"Endpoint": "ec2.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "eu-west-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ap-northeast-2"
"Endpoint": "ec2.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ap-northeast-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "sa-east-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ca-central-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ap-southeast-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "ap-southeast-2"
"Endpoint": "ec2.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "eu-central-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.us-east-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "us-east-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.us-east-2.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "us-east-2"
"Endpoint": "ec2.us-west-1.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "us-west-1"
"Endpoint": "ec2.us-west-2.amazonaws.com",
"RegionName": "us-west-2"
] }

You have successfully installed the AWS-CLI software on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.