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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides cloud-computing and storage facilities that can be used for research projects. To make optimal use of AWS, you can control AWS resources (e.g., starting computers, downloading data) using a so-called command-line interface.
The AWS command-line interface is a light-weight tool that provides you with a “remote control” to the AWS cloud.
Here, we show you how to install and configure AWS CLI.
Step 1: Install AWS CLI
- Install AWS client by following the installation instructions provided by Amazon
Note: here, we install AWS CLI version 1, not version 2 (required for backwards-compatibility for some of the projects run by Tilburg Science Hub).
Step 2: Configure AWS client
- Open a new terminal / command line window
- Enter your login credentials for AWS. Typically, these are provided to you by your research institution or team member.
AWS Access Key ID [****************7EPQ]: [enter here] AWS Secret Access Key [****************PdsF]: [enter here] Default region name [eu-central-1]: eu-central-1 Default output format [None]: [just press enter]