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AWS SDK for Node.js Build Status

The official JavaScript implementation of the AWS SDK for Node.js.


The preferred way to install the AWS SDK for Node.js is to use the npm package manager for Node.js. Simply type the following into a terminal window:

npm install aws-sdk


After you've installed the SDK, you can require the AWS package in your node application using require:

var AWS = require('aws-sdk');

Here is a quick example that makes some requests against Amazon S3 with the SDK:

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js
var AWS = require('aws-sdk');

 * Don't hard-code your credentials!
 * Load them from disk or your environment instead.
// AWS.config.update({accessKeyId: 'AKID', secretAccessKey: 'SECRET'});

// Instead, do this:

// Set your region for future requests.
AWS.config.update({region: 'us-east-1'});

// Create a bucket and put something in it.
var s3 = new AWS.S3();
s3.client.createBucket({Bucket: 'myBucket'}, function() {
  var data = {Bucket: 'myBucket', Key: 'myKey', Body: 'Hello!'};
  s3.client.putObject(data, function(err, data) {
    if (err) {
      console.log("Error uploading data: ", err);
    } else {
      console.log("Successfully uploaded data to myBucket/myKey");

Getting Started Guide

You can find a getting started guide at:

Supported Services

The SDK currently supports the following services:

Service Name API Version Class Name
Auto Scaling 2011-01-01 AWS.AutoScaling
AWS CloudFormation 2010-05-15 AWS.CloudFormation
Amazon CloudFront 2012-05-05 AWS.CloudFront
Amazon CloudWatch 2010-08-01 AWS.CloudWatch
Amazon DynamoDB 2011-12-05 AWS.DynamoDB
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud 2012-12-01 AWS.EC2
AWS Elastic Beanstalk 2010-12-01 AWS.ElasticBeanstalk
Elastic Load Balancing 2012-06-01 AWS.ELB
Amazon Elastic MapReduce 2009-03-31 AWS.EMR
Amazon Elastic Transcoder 2012-09-25 AWS.ElasticTranscoder
AWS Identity and Access Management 2010-05-08 AWS.IAM
AWS OpsWorks 2013-02-18 AWS.OpsWorks
Amazon Relational Database Service 2012-07-31 AWS.RDS
Amazon Redshift 2012-12-01 AWS.Redshift
Amazon Simple Storage Solution 2006-03-01 AWS.S3
Amazon SimpleDB 2009-04-15 AWS.SimpleDB
Amazon Simple Workflow Service 2012-01-25 AWS.SimpleWorkflow
Amazon Simple Email Service 2010-12-01 AWS.SES
Amazon Simple Notification Service 2010-03-31 AWS.SNS
Amazon Simple Queue Service 2011-10-01 AWS.SQS
AWS Security Token Service 2011-06-15 AWS.STS


This SDK is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Copyright 2012. Amazon Web Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.
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