Automating AWS Services with Scripting and the AWS CLI
SPL-46 - Version 2.0.5
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of digital infrastructure services that developers can leverage when developing their applications. These services can be provisioned on-demand via multiple methods, such as automatically deploying services based on a schedule and intelligently responding to infrastructure events.
This lab demonstrates how to automate AWS by showing three way to access and manage AWS services:
AWS Management Console: This is a web application for managing Amazon Web Services. The console provides an intuitive user interface for performing many AWS tasks, such as working with Amazon S3 buckets, launching Amazon EC2 instances, and setting Amazon CloudWatch alarms.
AWS Command Line Interface (CLI): The AWS CLI is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.
AWS Software Development Kit (SDK): AWS provides SDKs for numerous programming languages including Java, .NET, PHP, Go and Ruby. Using an SDK, you can build applications on top of Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2. This lab will use the SDK for the Python scripting language.
This lab covers:
- Using the AWS CLI to access and manage AWS services from the command line
- Using the AWS SDK to programmatically access and manage AWS services
- Configuring security for the AWS CLI
Technical knowledge prerequisites
- Familiarity with command-line interfaces
- A general understanding of scripting languages
- Basic knowledge of AWS Services including Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3
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This will automatically log you into the AWS Management Console.
Please do not change the Region unless instructed.
Common login errors
Error : Federated login credentials
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You should now be able to access the AWS Management Console.
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