Category Archives: Boto

Getting Credentials File in the boto.cfg for Python

“You can place this file either at /etc/boto.cfg for system-wide use or in the home directory of the user executing the commands as ~/.boto.”

The former simply means that you might create a configuration file named boto.cfg within directory /etcRead more

Boto3 Credentials

Boto can be configured in multiple ways. Regardless of the source or sources that you choose, you musthave AWS credentials and a region set in order to make requests.

Interactive Configuration

If you have the AWS CLI, then

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Boto Config


There is a growing list of configuration options for the boto library. Many of these options can be passed into the constructors for top-level objects such as connections. Some options, such as credentials, can also be read from environment

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