Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance

head -n1 | xargs -I {} aws sts get-session-token --serial-number $MFA_ID --duration-seconds 900 --token-code {} --output text --query [Credentials.AccessKeyId,Credentials.SecretAccessKey,Credentials.SessionToken]
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials
Sample Output
export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID="ASIAasdfghjkl"
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY="Fasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl"
export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN="FasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklFasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl+N1riOr0d/4egdx9BOgPvaxuVPc5ouPw2vdD2qg"

By: keymon
2016-04-12 10:57:00

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