Step 2: Set Up the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) - Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics

Step 2: Set Up the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

In this step, you download and configure the AWS CLI to use with Kinesis Data Analytics for Apache Flink.


The getting started exercises in this guide assume that you are using administrator credentials (adminuser) in your account to perform the operations.


If you already have the AWS CLI installed, you might need to upgrade to get the latest functionality. For more information, see Installing the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide. To check the version of the AWS CLI, run the following command:

aws --version

The exercises in this tutorial require the following AWS CLI version or later:


To set up the AWS CLI

  1. Download and configure the AWS CLI. For instructions, see the following topics in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide:

  2. Add a named profile for the administrator user in the AWS CLI config file. You use this profile when executing the AWS CLI commands. For more information about named profiles, see Named Profiles in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

    [profile adminuser] aws_access_key_id = adminuser access key ID aws_secret_access_key = adminuser secret access key region = aws-region

    For a list of available AWS Regions, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.


    The example code and commands in this tutorial use the US West (Oregon) Region. To use a different AWS Region, change the Region in the code and commands for this tutorial to the Region you want to use.

  3. Verify the setup by entering the following help command at the command prompt:

    aws help

After you set up an AWS account and the AWS CLI, you can try the next exercise, in which you configure a sample application and test the end-to-end setup.

Next Step

Step 3: Create and Run a Kinesis Data Analytics application