• 10 Apr 2024
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AWS CLI is a unified tool that provides a consistent interface for interacting with AWS from the command line. With this component of the Cloud CLI extension, you can interact with AWS directly from LimaCharlie.

This extension makes use of AWS's native CLI tool, which can be found here.


The following example would execute in response to AWS telemetry that 1) met certain criteria and 2) had an instance_id for an EC2 instance(s). The following response action would utilize the .event.instance_id to stop the corresponding EC2 instances.

- action: extension request
  extension action: run
  extension name: ext-cloud-cli
  extension request:
    cloud: '{{ "aws" }}'
      - ec2
      - stop-instances
      - '--instance-ids'
      - '{{ .event.instance_id  }}'
      - '--region'
      - us-east-1
    credentials: '{{ "hive://secret/secret-name" }}'


To utilize AWS CLI capabilities, you will need:

  • You will need an AWS access key ID and AWS secret access key

  • Create a secret in the secrets manager in the following format:


Documentation on creating and managing AWS access keys and other IAM components can be found here.

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