Install the AWS CLI - Amazon EMR

Install the AWS CLI

You can install the latest version of the AWS CLI for macOS, Linux, or Windows.

Important

To set up Amazon EMR on EKS, you must have the latest version of AWS CLI installed.

To install or update the AWS CLI for macOS

  1. If you currently have the AWS CLI installed, determine which version that you have installed.

    aws --version
  2. If you have an earlier version of AWS CLI, then use the following command to install the latest AWS CLI version 2. For other installation options, or to upgrade your currently installed version 2, see Upgrading the AWS CLI version 2 on macOS.

    curl "https://awscli.amazonaws.com/AWSCLIV2.pkg" -o "AWSCLIV2.pkg" sudo installer -pkg AWSCLIV2.pkg -target /

    If you're unable to use the AWS CLI version 2, then ensure that you have the latest version of the AWS CLI version 1 installed using the following command.

    pip3 install awscli --upgrade --user

To install or update the AWS CLI for Linux

  1. If you currently have the AWS CLI installed, determine which version that you have installed.

    aws --version
  2. If you have an earlier version of AWS CLI, then use the following command to install the latest AWS CLI version 2. For other installation options, or to upgrade your currently installed version 2, see Upgrading the AWS CLI version 2 on Linux.

    curl "https://awscli.amazonaws.com/awscli-exe-linux-x86_64.zip" -o "awscliv2.zip" unzip awscliv2.zip sudo ./aws/install

    If you're unable to use the AWS CLI version 2, then ensure that you have the latest version of the AWS CLI version 1 installed using the following command.

    pip3 install --upgrade --user awscli

To install or update the AWS CLI for Windows

  1. If you currently have the AWS CLI installed, determine which version that you have installed.

    aws --version
  2. If you have an earlier version of AWS CLI, then use the following command to install the latest AWS CLI version 2. For other installation options, or to upgrade your currently installed version 2, see Upgrading the AWS CLI version 2 on Windows.

    1. Download the AWS CLI MSI installer for Windows (64-bit) at https://awscli.amazonaws.com/AWSCLIV2.msi

    2. Run the downloaded MSI installer and follow the onscreen instructions. By default, the AWS CLI installs to C:\Program Files\Amazon\AWSCLIV2.

    If you're unable to use the AWS CLI version 2, then ensure that you have the latest version of the AWS CLI version 1 installed using the following command.

    pip3 install --user --upgrade awscli

Configure your AWS CLI credentials

Both eksctl and the AWS CLI require that you have AWS credentials configured in your environment. The aws configure command is the fastest way to set up your AWS CLI installation for general use.

$ aws configure AWS Access Key ID [None]: <AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE> AWS Secret Access Key [None]: <wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY> Default region name [None]: <region-code> Default output format [None]: <json>

When you type this command, the AWS CLI prompts you for four pieces of information: Access key, secret access key, AWS Region, and output format. This information is stored in a profile (a collection of settings) named default. This profile is used when you run commands unless you specify another one. For more information, see Configuring the AWS CLI in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.