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The AWS CloudFormation CLI provides you with a way to interact with your AWS CloudFormation stacks from your system's command-line interface. This section explains how to configure these tools for your system.
The AWS CloudFormation CLI comprises a set of Java command-line tools. These tools will run similarly on every operating system that supports the Java Runtime Environment 1.5. Setting up the tools, however, requires steps that are tailored for the operating system you're running. This section includes specific instructions for configuring the CLI for your Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows system.
For generic (non OS-specific) setup instructions and for more information about installing the AWS CloudFormation
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Before setting anything up on your system, you'll need to download the AWS CloudFormation CLI tools. To download them, go to the AWS CloudFormation Command Line Tools page, and then click Download.
The downloaded file is named
The AWS CloudFormation CLI uses HTTP TLS/SSL port 443 for communication. If you are having difficulty connecting to the AWS CloudFormation service using the CLI, make sure that port 443 is open in your firewall.
The CLI does not provide support for operation through an internet proxy.