Install Python & AWS CLI

1.1 Install Python and Modules

Python 3 and a number of Python modules are required.

After installing Python, install the following packages by executing the following command in your command line or terminal:

pip install boto3 pandas jupyter

1.2 Install the AWS CLI

AWS CLI is not directly used for this lab, however it makes configuration of the AWS IAM credentials easier, and is useful for testing and general use.

  1. Install AWS CLI:
  1. In your command line or terminal run aws configure to configure your credentials. Note the user will require access to the IAM service.

A best practice is to enforce the use of MFA, so if you misplace your AWS Management console password and/or access/secret key, there is nothing anyone can do without your MFA credentials. You can follow the instructions here to configure AWS CLI to assume a role with MFA enforced.