Setting Up the Amazon Redshift CLI
This section explains how to set up and run the AWS CLI command line tools for use in managing Amazon Redshift. The Amazon Redshift command line tools run on the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), which in turn uses Python (http://www.python.org/). The AWS CLI can be run on any operating system that supports Python.
To begin using the Amazon Redshift command line tools, you first set up the AWS CLI, and then you add configuration files that define the Amazon Redshift CLI options.
If you have already installed and configured the AWS CLI for another AWS service, you can skip this procedure.
To install the AWS Command Line Interface
Go to Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface, and then follow the instructions for installing the AWS CLI.
For CLI access, you need an access key ID and secret access key. For more information about creating access keys, see How Do I Get Security Credentials? in the AWS General Reference.
Create a file containing configuration information such as your access keys, default region, and command output format. Then set the
AWS_CONFIG_FILEenvironment variable to reference that file. For detailed instructions, go to Configuring the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.
Run a test command to confirm that the AWS CLI interface is working. For example, the following command should display help information for the AWS CLI:
The following command should display help information for Amazon Redshift:
aws redshift help
For reference material on the Amazon Redshift CLI commands, go to Amazon Redshift in the AWS CLI Reference.