AWS SDK for the Swift programming language that works on Linux and Mac
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AWS SDK for the Swift programming language. This library doesn't depend on Objective-C Runtime, So you can use this with Linux.

Supported Platforms and Swift Versions

Swift 4.1
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 16.04


Visit the aws-sdk-swift documentation for instructions and browsing api references.


Swift Package Manager


import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    name: "MyAWSApp",
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "", from: "1.0.0")


Not supported yet


Not supported yet


All developers should feel welcome and encouraged to contribute to aws-sdk-swift.

As contributors and maintainers of this project, and in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting issues, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or patches, and other activities.

To contribute a feature or idea to aws-sdk-swift, submit an issue and fill in the template. If the request is approved, you or one of the members of the community can start working on it.

If you find a bug, please submit a pull request with a failing test case displaying the bug or create an issue.

If you find a security vulnerability, please contact and reach out on the #aws channel on the Vapor Discord as soon as possible. We take these matters seriously.

Configuring Credentials

Before using the SDK, ensure that you've configured credentials.

Via EC2 Instance Profile

If you are running your code on an AWS EC2 instance, you can setup an IAM role as the server's Instance Profile to automatically grant credentials via the metadata service.

There are no code changes or configurations to specify in the code, it will automatically pull and use them.

Load Credentials from shared credential file.

Not supported yet

Load Credentials from Environment Variable

Alternatively, you can set the following environment variables:


Pass the Credentials to the AWS Service struct directly

All of the AWS Services's initializers accept accessKeyId and secretAccessKey

let ec2 = EC2(
    accessKeyId: "Your-Access-Key",
    secretAccessKey: "Your-Secret-Key"

Using the aws-sdk-swift

import AWSSDKSwift

do {
    let bucket = "my-bucket"

    let s3 = S3(
        accessKeyId: "Your-Access-Key",
        secretAccessKey: "Your-Secret-Key",
        region: .apnortheast1

    // Create Bucket
    let createBucketRequest = S3.CreateBucketRequest(bucket: bucket)
    _ try s3.createBucket(createBucketRequest)

    // Upload text file to the s3
    let bodyData = "hello world".data(using: .utf8)!
    let putObjectRequest = S3.PutObjectRequest(bucket: bucket, contentLength: Int64(bodyData.count), key: "hello.txt", body: bodyData, acl: .publicRead)
    _ = try s3.putObject(putObjectRequest)

    // Get text file from s3
    let getObjectRequest = S3.GetObjectRequest(bucket: bucket, key: "hello.txt")
    let getObjectOutput = try s3.getObject(getObjectRequest)
    if let body = getObjectOutput.body {
      print(String(data: body, encoding: .utf8))
} catch {

Speed Up Compilation

Compiling the entire aws-sdk-swift requires a certain amount of time (of course, dependes on machine spec). And we know 97% of users don't need to install all of the service SDKs.

In order to answer such a request, we will provide SDK for each service as a separate SwiftPM package.

From here, it's possible to select and install only the SDKs of the service to be used in your application.


aws-sdk-swift is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for details.