There's quite a few things awsume can do for you.
If you run
awsume -h you can see a sizeable list of options (as of 4.0.0):
usage: awsume [-h] [-v] [-r] [-s] [-u] [-a] [-k] [-l [more]] [--refresh-autocomplete] [--role-arn role_arn] [--source-profile source_profile] [--external-id external_id] [--mfa-token mfa_token] [--region region] [--session-name session_name] [--role-duration role_duration] [--with-saml | --with-web-identity] [--credentials-file credentials_file] [--config-file config_file] [--config [option [option ...]]] [--info] [--debug] [profile_name] Awsume - A cli that makes using AWS IAM credentials easy positional arguments: profile_name The target profile name optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --version Display the current version of awsume -r, --refresh Force refresh credentials -s, --show-commands Show the commands to set the credentials -u, --unset Unset your aws environment variables -a, --auto-refresh Auto refresh credentials -k, --kill-refresher Kill autoawsume -l [more], --list-profiles [more] List profiles, "more" for detail (slow) --refresh-autocomplete Refresh all plugin autocomplete profiles --role-arn role_arn Role ARN to assume --source-profile source_profile source_profile to use (role-arn only) --external-id external_id External ID to pass to the assume_role --mfa-token mfa_token Your mfa token --region region The region you want to awsume into --session-name session_name Set a custom role session name --role-duration role_duration Seconds to get role creds for --with-saml Use saml (requires plugin) --with-web-identity Use web identity (requires plugin) --credentials-file credentials_file Target a shared credentials file --config-file config_file Target a config file --config [option [option ...]] Configure awsume --list-plugins List installed plugins --info Print any info logs to stderr --debug Print any debug logs to stderr Thank you for using AWSume! Check us out at https://trek10.com
--refresh flag will tell awsume to ignore any cached credentials and get a new session token.
--show-commands flag will display the exact commands required to export awsume's credentials to a different shell session, like this:
$ awsume my-admin -s export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<SECRET> export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<SECRET export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=<SECRET> export AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN=<SECRET> export AWS_REGION=<REGION> export AWS_DEFAULT_REGION=<REGION> export AWSUME_PROFILE=my-admin
This way you can easily get credentials to another shell session, for instance through ssh.
This works on Bash, Zsh, Fish, PowerShell, and Windows Command Prompt.
--unset flag will clear your current shell's AWS environment variables.
--auto-refresh flag will tell awsume to automatically refresh the credentials. You can read more about how this works here.
--kill-refresher flag will handle stopping autoawsume from refreshing a profile. If you pass a profile name along with the flag, that profile will no longer be refreshed. If no profile name is passed along with this flag, then all auto-refreshed profiles will be stopped.
--list-profiles flag will list data on all of the profiles it has available to it (from the config and shared credentials files or any plugins).
If you supply an additional argument "more" to this flag, you can tell awsume to get more data than what is present locally. Currently this only means making the
sts.get_caller_identity call to get the account ID if it can't derive it from a
mfa_serial, which will of course be slower.
========================AWS Profiles======================= PROFILE TYPE SOURCE MFA? REGION ACCOUNT app-dev User None No us-east-1 Unavailable app-staging User None No us-east-1 Unavailable app-prod User None No us-east-1 Unavailable iam User None No us-east-1 Unavailable client-dev Role iam Yes us-west-2 123123123123 client-staging Role iam Yes us-west-2 234234234234 client-prod Role iam Yes us-west-2 345345345345
In this case, if
TYPE is a "role", it has a
role_arn. If it does not have a
role_arn, it will be classified as a "user" profile type.
In order to keep autocomplete fast, we do not make use of any of awsumepy's modules or any
pkg_resources slow entry points. However, this means that any plugins that supply profiles won't be able to supply autocomplete with their profile names. To circumvent this, we utilize an autocomplete file located at
~/.awsume/autocomplete.json. When you pass the
--refresh-autocomplete flag to awsume, it makes the calls to all plugins to collect all profile names together into that file. That way, when the
awsume-autocomplete helper is called, it simply reads from the config and credentials files, and the
~/.awsume/autocomplete.json file to return a list of awsume-able profile names.
As of awsume 4, you can use the
--role-arn flag to awsume a specific role using your current credentials. You can also use a shorthand that follows the following format:
<account_id>:<role_name>. This way you can role-chain as much as you want.
To help with the Role ARN flag, you can pass in a
--source-profile flag to target a specific profile to be the source of the
assume_role call for the given role arn.
If you don't have an external ID for your role present in your config or credentials files, you can supply this through the command line with the
If you want to supply the mfa token through the CLI without the interactive prompt, you can supply the
--mfa-token flag with your mfa code.
You can target a specific region to awsume with the
--region flag. This basically amounts to setting the
AWS_DEFAULT_REGION environment variables. Useful for overriding the region found in a config profile.
You can supply your own session name to the
assume_role call with the
You can also supply a custom role duration (up to 43200) for the number of seconds to request role credentials for with the
--with-saml flag will tell awsume to invoke any
assume_role_with_saml plugins you have installed. There is no default implementation for this.
With Web Identity
--with-web-identity flag will tell awsume to invoke any
assume_role_with_web_identity plugins you have installed. There is no default implementation for this.
--credentials-file flag, you can target a credentials file to use, instead of the default
~/.aws/credentials file or whatever is pointed to with the
AWS_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE environment variable.
--config-file flag, you can target a config file to use, instead of the default
~/.aws/config file or whatever is pointed to with the
AWS_CONFIG_FILE environment variable.
--config flag will help you configure awsume and any plugins making use of the configuration system. See the config documentation for more details.
This will list all of the currently-installed awsume plugins.
--info flag will display any INFO-level logs.
--debug flag will display any DEBUG-level logs.