Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· robotpony

3 ways to provide AWS library credentials to OpsWorks stacks

  1. Explicitly (in the library startup)
  2. In the environment
  3. Using IAM credentials

3 is especially excellent when using OpsWorks as it means that credentials are not stored in your code or recipes, they are applied by the built in recipes automagically. This decoupling is super duper.

See the AWS API quick start