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Working with AWS Project and User Settings in the AWS Cloud9 Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

AWS service settings, located in the AWS Settings pane of the Preferences tab, include the following kinds of settings:

  • When to shut down an Amazon EC2 instance if the associated EC2 environment has not been used

  • Which AWS Region to use for the AWS Resources window

  • Whether to use AWS managed temporary credentials

  • Whether to display the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) template editor in plain text or visual mode

To view or change these settings, choose AWS Cloud9, Preferences in the menu bar of an IDE for an environment.

In the following lists, project-level settings apply only to the current AWS Cloud9 development environment, while user-level settings apply across each environment associated with your IAM user. For more information, see Apply the Current Project Settings for an Environment to Another Environment and Share Your User Settings with Another User.

Project-Level Settings

Stop my environment

If the environment is an EC2 environment, shuts down the connected Amazon EC2 instance if the specified amount of time has gone by without any environment activity.

AWS Region

Which AWS Region to use for the Lambda section of the AWS Resources window.

AWS managed temporary credentials

If turned on, uses AWS managed temporary credentials when calling AWS services from the AWS CLI or AWS SDK code from an environment. For more information, see AWS Managed Temporary Credentials.

User-Level Settings

Use AWS SAM visual editor

If turned on, displays the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) template editor in visual mode when using the Lambda section of the AWS Resources window. If turned off, displays the editor in text mode.