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AWS Native

v0.7.1 published on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 by Pulumi

Installation

The AWS Native provider is available as a package in all Pulumi languages:

Setup

To provision resources with the Pulumi AWS provider, you need to have AWS credentials. You can use the instructions on if you plan to use AWS credentials from a shared credentials file (which the AWS CLI usually manages for you) or from an environment variable. For other credential options, see the AWS documentation.

Your AWS credentials are never sent to pulumi.com. Pulumi uses the AWS SDK and the credentials in your environment to authenticate requests from your computer to AWS.

Get your credentials

First, make sure you have an IAM user in the AWS console with Programmatic access and ensure it has sufficient permissions to deploy and manage your program’s resources. If you know the precise resource types you wish to create and delete, we recommend restrciting your IAM user’s access to just those types.

You’ll also need an access key for your user. There are two parts to each key, which you’ll see in the IAM console after you create it:

  • <YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>: your access key’s ID
  • <YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>: your access key’s secret

Create a shared credentials file

A credentials file is a plaintext file on your machine that contains your access keys. The file must be named credentials and is located underneath .aws/ directory in your home directory. We recommend this approach because it supports Amazon’s recommended approach for securely managing multiple roles.

Option 1: Use the CLI

To create this file using the CLI, install the AWS CLI. If you’re using Homebrew on macOS, you can use the community-managed awscli via brew install awscli.

After installing the CLI, configure it with your IAM credentials, typically using the aws configure command. For other configuration options, see the AWS article Configuring the AWS CLI.

$ aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: <YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: <YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>
Default region name [None]:
Default output format [None]:

Now you’ve created the ~/.aws/credentials file and populated it with the expected settings.

Option 2: Create by hand

You can also create the shared credentials file by hand. For example:

[default]
aws_access_key_id = <YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
aws_secret_access_key = <YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>

If you want to specify multiple profiles, those are listed in different sections:

[default]
aws_access_key_id = <YOUR_DEFAULT_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
aws_secret_access_key = <YOUR_DEFAULT_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>

[test-account]
aws_access_key_id = <YOUR_TEST_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
aws_secret_access_key = <YOUR_TEST_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>

[prod-account]
aws_access_key_id = <YOUR_PROD_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
aws_secret_access_key = <YOUR_PROD_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>

In this case, you will need to set the AWS_PROFILE environment variable to the name of the profile to use.

Set environment variables

We recommend using a shared credentials file for most development. However, if you need to temporarily override your credentials file, you can use environment variables. You can do this to quickly switch to a different access key or to configure AWS access from within an environment that might not have an AWS CLI, such as a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) system.

To authenticate using environment variable, set them in your terminal:

$ export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
$ export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>
$ export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>
$ export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>
> $env:AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID = "<YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID>"
> $env:AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY = "<YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>"

Set up multiple profiles

As an optional step, if you have multiple AWS profiles set up, you can specify a different profile to use with Pulumi through one of the following methods:

  • Set AWS_PROFILE as an environment variable
  • After creating your project, run pulumi config set aws-native:profile <profilename>

Configuration options

Use pulumi config set aws-native:<option> or pass options to the constructor of new aws-native.Provider.

OptionRequired/OptionalDescription
regionRequiredThe region where AWS operations will take place. Examples are us-east-1, us-west-2, etc.
allowedAccountIds (Not supported yet)OptionalList of allowed AWS account IDs to prevent you from mistakenly using an incorrect one (and potentially end up destroying a live environment). Conflicts with forbiddenAccountIds.
accessKeyOptionalThe access key for API operations. You can retrieve this from the ‘Security & Credentials’ section of the AWS console.
assumeRoleOptionalA JSON object representing an IAM role to assume. To set these nested properties, see docs on structured configuration, for example pulumi config set --path aws-native:assumeRole.roleArn arn:aws:iam::058111598222:role/OrganizationAccountAccessRole. The object contains the properties marked with a ↳ below:
durationSecondsOptionalNumber of seconds to restrict the assume role session duration.
externalIdOptionalExternal identifier to use when assuming the role.
policyOptionalIAM Policy JSON describing further restricting permissions for the IAM Role being assumed.
policyArnsOptionalSet of Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of IAM Policies describing further restricting permissions for the IAM Role being assumed.
roleArnOptionalAmazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM Role to assume.
sessionNameOptionalSession name to use when assuming the role.
tagsOptionalMap of assume role session tags.
transitiveTagKeysOptionalSet of assume role session tag keys to pass to any subsequent sessions.
dynamodbEndpointOptionalUse this to override the default endpoint URL constructed from the region. It’s typically used to connect to dynamodb-local.
endpoints (Not supported yet)OptionalConfiguration block for customizing service endpoints.
forbiddenAccountIds (Not supported yet)OptionalList of forbidden AWS account IDs to prevent you from mistakenly using the wrong one (and potentially end up destroying a live environment). Conflicts with allowedAccountIds.
defaultTags (Not supported yet)OptionalA JSON block with resource tag settings to apply across all resources handled by this provider. Additional tags can be added/overridden at a per resource level. The object contains the properties marked with a ↳ below:
tagsOptionalA key value pair of tags to apply across all resources.
ignoreTags (Not supported yet)OptionalA JSON block with resource tag settings to ignore across all resources handled by this provider (except any individual service tag resources such as aws.ec2.Tag) for situations where external systems are managing certain resource tags. The object contains the properties marked with a ↳ below:
keysOptionalA list of exact resource tag keys to ignore across all resources handled by this provider. This configuration prevents Pulumi from returning the tag in any tags properties and displaying any diffs for the tag value. If any resource still has this tag key configured in the tags argument, it will display a perpetual diff until the tag is removed from the argument or ignoreChanges is also used.
keyPrefixesOptionalA list of resource tag key prefixes to ignore across all resources handled by this provider. This configuration prevents Pulumi from returning the tag in any tags properties and displaying any diffs for the tag value. If any resource still has this tag key configured in the tags argument, it will display a perpetual diff until the tag is removed from the argument or ignoreChanges is also used.
insecure (Not supported yet)OptionalExplicitly allow the provider to perform “insecure” SSL requests. If omitted, the default value is false.
kinesisEndpointOptionalUse this to override the default endpoint URL constructed from the region. It’s typically used to connect to kinesalite.
maxRetries (Not supported yet)OptionalThe maximum number of times an AWS API request is being executed. If the API request still fails, an error is thrown.
profileOptionalThe profile for API operations. If not set, the default profile created with aws configure will be used.
s3ForcePathStyle (Not supported yet)OptionalSet this to true to force the request to use path-style addressing, i.e., http://s3.amazonaws.com/BUCKET/KEY. By default, the S3 client will use virtual hosted bucket addressing when possible (http://BUCKET.s3.amazonaws.com/KEY). Specific to the Amazon S3 service.
secretKeyOptionalThe secret key for API operations. You can retrieve this from the ‘Security & Credentials’ section of the AWS console.
sharedCredentialsFileOptionalThe path to the shared credentials file. If not set this defaults to ~~/.aws/credentials.
skipCredentialsValidation (Not supported yet)OptionalSkip the credentials validation via STS API. Used for AWS API implementations that do not have STS available/implemented.
skipGetEc2Platforms (Not supported yet)OptionalSkip getting the supported EC2 platforms. Used by users that don’t have ec2:DescribeAccountAttributes permissions.
skipMetadataApiCheck (Not supported yet)OptionalSkip the AWS Metadata API check. Useful for AWS API implementations that do not have a metadata API endpoint. Setting to true prevents Pulumi from authenticating via the Metadata API. You may need to use other authentication methods like static credentials, configuration variables, or environment variables.
skipRegionValidation (Not supported yet)OptionalSkip static validation of region name. Used by users of alternative AWS-like APIs or users w/ access to regions that are not public (yet).
skipRequestingAccountId (Not supported yet)OptionalSkip requesting the account ID. Used for AWS API implementations that do not have IAM/STS API and/or metadata API.
tokenOptionalUse this to set an MFA token. It can also be sourced from the AWS_SESSION_TOKEN environment variable.