Create .aws/config and .aws/credentials Files Manually

I recently had to work on with one AWS service and to follow it’s getting started tutorial they invited me to use the CLI command-line interface which would configure a service for me. The CLI tool failed to configure the service itself and it did actually clear the existing ~/.aws/credentials file for me 🙁 which is very strange. To be able to continue to use AWS services I had to create the ~/.aws/credentials and the ~/.aws/config files manually.

Create ~/.aws/credentials File

sudo vi ~/.aws/credentials

Once the new file is created, provide your AWS credentials in there. For example:

[default]
aws_access_key_id=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE
aws_secret_access_key=wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY

Create ~/.aws/config File

sudo vi ~/.aws/config

Once the new file is created, provide AWS profile details. For example:

[default]
region=us-east-1
output=json

Hope it will help someone.

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