In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, AWS CLI (Amazon Web Service Command Line Interface) is an open-source command-line utility tool for managing Amazon web services. AWS CLI is a utility tool provided by AWS to manage resources. AWS API is directly accessible through AWS CLI. With AWS CLI you can easily develop shell scripts to manage your resources on the AWS cloud.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of AWS CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- An active internet connection.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing AWS CLI on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install AWS CLI from Ubuntu default repository.
AWS CLI utility tool is available in the default repository of Ubuntu 20.04. To install the AWS CLI using the
sudo apt install awscli
Now check whether AWS CLI is working with the following command:
- Install AWS CLI from the official website.
For the latest version download, the 64-bit version using
sudo curl "https://awscli.amazonaws.com/awscli-exe-linux-x86_64.zip" -o "awscliv2.zip"
Next, unzip the download the file:
sudo unzip awscliv2.zip
Once done, run the installer using the following command:
Check version installed:
Step 3. Accessing AWS CLI.
After the installation is completed you can configure the access to the AWS account using the following commands. But before you start with configuring the access you need to have an IAM user’s Access Key and Secret Key with proper access:
If you want to configure the CLI for more than one IAM user/account you can make use of the profile option with AWS configure command, res if the process is the same:
aws configure --profile dev-user
Next, you have to use the profile option while making AWS CLI command requests as follows:
aws s3 ls --profile dev-user
Congratulations! You have successfully installed AWS CLI. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing AWS CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Amazon web service website.