Multiple AWS Accounts
It is common to accrue AWS accounts in this modern era of cloud computing. If you are lucky enough to have this problem: congratulations! It is a huge privilege to wield such awesome power.
AWS allows for multiple accounts by setting profile and region with environment variables:
If you do not specify these environment variables it will fallback to whatever credentials you defined for your
Current ways to set these variables:
- You can set these variables in your
.bashrc(or equivalent); more from AWS on env vars here
npm runscripts and hardcode the credentials into the project
- Add them on the command line when running commands (e.g.
AWS_PROFILE=brian npx create)
🔥 Tip: Windows users will want to use cross-env for cross platform env vars.