We all know that AWS(or any other cloud) can be accessed by using AWS console in any web browser. But the industry doesn’t work like this. In industry instead of console, CLI(Command Line Interface) is used to access the cloud. One of the reasons behind this is that the servers usually don’t have GUI and the only way to access the cloud is by using CLI.
Accessing AWS(or Any Cloud) using CLI is so much powerful that about 99% of the industry use cases can be solved by using it!
Many of the non-technical developers don’t understand the commands. And remembering all of the commands is a tedious task. So, as a solution to this problem, I’d started working on an App which is a Terminal User Interface (TUI). By using this app, users don’t require to remember the commands for accessing the AWS cloud using CLI.
This app is built by integrating Linux and Python3.
AWS CLI to be installed.
Here, aws_run.py is the entry-point of this app.
$ python3 aws_run.py
When user first-time runs this app, the user required to authenticate. The code for authentication is written in the auth/aws_login.py file.
For authentication, the user required Access Key Id and Secret Access Key which can only be obtained at the time of user creation.
After successful authentication, the user can access different services offered by AWS.
In the services directory, currently, two services are added viz, EC2 and IAM.
Inside EC2 service, there are different sub-services offered such as key-pair, launch instance, instance SSH login, instance details, instance services, etc.
EC2 Instance SSH login:
For SSH login to the instance, we required the .pem key file. This file must be present inside the AWS_TUI directory.
Getting the required Instance details:
Launching an Instance:
Inside IAM services, there are different sub-services offered such as create an IAM user, create an access key, attach user policy, etc.
Creating an IAM user:
Here is the link for the source code of this app: https://github.com/cankush625/AWS-TUI.git
Until now, Part-1 of the upcoming many parts of the AWS-TUI app is developed. As I’m currently learning and implementing regularly these concepts in this app, this app will continue to upgrade day by day.
Link to the Part-2