Use the AWS CLI - AWS Command Line Interface

Use the AWS CLI

This section provides information about general use, common features, and options available in the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), beyond what is written in the Configuration Use endpoints in the AWS CLI section. Instructions include how to write a command, basic structure, formatting, filtering, and locating the help content or documentation for a command.

For AWS service specific examples, see Code examples or the AWS CLI version 2 reference guide.


By default, the AWS CLI sends requests to AWS services by using HTTPS on TCP port 443. To use the AWS CLI successfully, you must be able to make outbound connections on TCP port 443.