Install the AMS CLIs - AMS Advanced Onboarding Guide

Install the AMS CLIs

See Appendix: ActiveDirectory Federation Services (ADFS) claim rule and SAML settings for an example of installing the CLI to use with SAML.


You must have administrator credentials for this procedure.

The AWS CLI is a prerequisite for using the AMS CLIs (Change Management and SKMS).

  1. To install the AWS CLI, see Installing the AWS Command Line Interface, and follow the appropriate instructions. Note that at the bottom of that page there are instructions for using different installers, Linux, MS Windows, macOS, Virtual Environment, Bundled Installer (Linux, macOS, or Unix).

    After the installation, run aws help to verify the installation.

  2. Once the AWS CLI is installed, to install or upgrade the AMS CLI, download either the AMS AMS CLI or AMS SDK distributables zip file and unzip. You can access the AMS CLI distributables through the Documentation link in the left nav of the AMS console, or ask your cloud service delivery manager (CSDM) to send you the zip file.

  3. The README file provides instructions for any install.

    Open either:

    • CLI zip: Provides the AMS CLI only.

    • SDK zip: Provides all of the AMS APIs and the AMS CLI.

    For Windows, run the appropriate installer (only 32 or 64 bits systems):

    • 32 Bits: ManagedCloudAPI_x86.msi

    • 64 Bits: ManagedCloudAPI_x64.msi

    For Mac/Linux, run the file named: by running this command: sh Note that the amscm and amsskms directories and their contents must be in the same directory as the file.

  4. If your corporate credentials are used via federation with AWS (the AMS default configuration) you must install a credential management tool that can access your federation service. For example, you can use this AWS Security Blog How to Implement Federated API and CLI Access Using SAML 2.0 and AD FS for help configuring your credential management tooling.

  5. After the installation, run aws amscm help and aws amsskms help to see commands and options.