Level 200: Using AWSCLI to Manage WA Reviews


  • Eric Pullen, Performance Efficiency Lead Well-Architected


The purpose if this lab is to walk you through using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to access the features of the AWS Well-Architected Tool. You will create a workload, review an Operational Excellence question, save the workload, create a milestone, and examine and download the Well-Architected Review report.

The knowledge you acquire will help you learn how to programmatically access content in the Well-Architected tool in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.


  • Learn where resources about the questions and best practices are located.
  • Learn how to use milestones to track your progress again high and medium risks over time.
  • Learn how to generate a report or view the results of the review in the Well-Architected Tool.


  • An AWS Account that you are able to use for testing, that is not used for production or other purposes.
  • An Identity and Access Management (IAM) user or federated credentials into that account that has permissions to use Well-Architected Tool (WellArchitectedConsoleFullAccess managed policy).


Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 30 minutes to complete