Generates AWS credentials for roles using STS
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AWS Role Credentials

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Generates AWS credentials for roles using STS and writes them to `~/.aws/credentials`

Usage

Simply pipe a SAML assertion into awssaml

# create credentials from saml assertion
$ oktaauth -u jobloggs | aws_role_credentials saml --profile dev

Or for assuming a known role name:

# create credentials from saml assertion using a known role ARN
$ oktaauth -u jobloggs | aws_role_credentials saml --profile dev --role-arn arn:aws:iam::098765432109:role/ReadOnly

Or for assuming a role using an IAM user:

# create credentials from an iam user
$ aws_role_credentials user \
  arn:aws:iam::111111:role/dev jobloggs-session \
  --profile dev

For roles that require MFA:

# create credentials from an iam user with mfa
$ aws_role_credentials user \
  arn:aws:iam::111111:role/dev jobloggs-session \
  --profile dev \
  --mfa-serial-number arn:aws:iam::111111:mfa/Jo \
  --mfa-token 102345

Transient mode

`aws_role_credentials` also supports 'transient' mode where the credentials are passed to a command as environment variables within the process. This adds an extra layer of safety and convinience.

To use transient mode simply pass a command to the `--exec` option like so:

# run 'aws s3 ls' with the generated role credentials from an iam user
$ aws_role_credentials user \
  arn:aws:iam::111111:role/dev jobloggs-session \
  --exec 'aws s3 ls'

Options

--profile Use a specific profile in your credential file (e.g. Development). Defaults to sts.
--region The region to use. Overrides config/env settings. Defaults to us-east-1.
--role-arn Optional role ARN to use when multiple roles are available.
--exec The command to execute with the AWS credentials

Thanks

Thanks to Quint Van Deman of AWS for demonstrating how to do this. https://blogs.aws.amazon.com/security/post/Tx1LDN0UBGJJ26Q/How-to-Implement-Federated-API-and-CLI-Access-Using-SAML-2-0-and-AD-FS

Authors

  • Peter Gillard-Moss