Access AWS Console
Accessing AWS is done via a command-line tool called the GDS CLI.
It’s a tool that’s developed and supported by Reliability Engineering, but open to anyone inside GDS to contribute to. It’s written in Go. It’s used by many teams across GDS to make daily AWS-related tasks easier.
- Install Homebrew on macOS or Linux.
brew install alphagov/gds/gds-clito install from the GDS Homebrew tap.
gds config yubikey falseif you type AWS MFA codes from your phone.
If you have
bash-completion installed and configured, the gds-cli tab completions will work out of the box. They’re especially useful for long commands like AWS account names.
Get Your Role
Work out which list of users you’re part of in govuk-aws-data.
If you’re new to GOV.UK and want to look around in integration:
gds aws govuk-integration-readonly -l
You can also chain commands, like this one to list S3 buckets in integration:
gds aws govuk-integration-poweruser aws s3 ls