What you’ll learn
  • how to deploy your Webiny project using different AWS profiles

AWS Profiles
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AWS profiles enable you to store multiple AWS credentials on your system, and then, when the time comes, to use specific credentials in order to perform a command against the AWS cloud.

Read more about profiles and how to set them up in the official AWS documentation article .

How to Use
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While executing deployment-related commands via the Webiny CLI, for example deploy or destroy, if not specified, Webiny will always use the default AWS profile.

A different profile can be specified via the AWS_PROFILE environment variable, which you can set in a couple of ways.

Using .env File
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The easiest way to do it would be using the .env file, located in your project root, for example:

.env
AWS_PROFILE=my-profile

The advantage of this approach is that you don’t need to set the AWS_PROFILE via your terminal, but it always stays in the .env file, which is automatically loaded when executing mentioned deployment-related commands.

Using Terminal
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Apart from setting it via the shown .env file, the AWS_PROFILE environment variable can also be set using a terminal of your choice, and a command that’s available on your operating system.

For example, on Linux or MacOS, you can use the export command:

export AWS_PROFILE=my-profile

On Windows, you can utilize the set and setx commands, for example:

setx AWS_PROFILE my-profile

Once the AWS_PROFILE has been properly set via one of the shown methods, you can proceed with the deployment of your Webiny project.

FAQ
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Is There a Way to Check if My Profile Was Set Properly?
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If you have the AWS CLI installed on your system, in your terminal, you can run the following command:

aws sts get-caller-identity

This should give an output similar to the following:

{
    "Account": "x",
    "UserId": "y",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::x:user/z"
}