Install & Configuring AWS Amplify CLI

Introduction

 
Amazon Amplify provides an open-source library for developing cloud-powered operation-enabled mobile & Web applications. These applications are using these libraries to interact with backends. Amplify libraries are powered by Amazon Cloud, it offers a pluggable model for all apps which can be extended to use other providers.
 
In my previous articles, I briefly explained Amazon web services amplify. Refer to this article for a better understanding,
In this article, I will explain how to install & configure AWS Amplify CLI for mobile application development.
 
Prerequisites
  • PC or Laptop
  • Stable internet connection (512 Kbps minimum)
  • AWS Console Account
Step 1
 
Amazon Amplify needs a basic requirement for installing Amplify CLI on your computer. You need to install Nodejs and Git.
 
First, download and install NodeJS,
 
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Next, download and install Git,
 
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Step 2
 
Check both NodeJS and npm versions in your system by using the Command-line interface with this command.
  1. node -v
  2. npm -v 
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Step 3
 
After successful installation of npm & git, you continue to install AWS Amplify CLI. Now run the below command in your command-line interface.
 
npm install -g @aws-amplify/CLI
 
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Step 4
 
After successful installation of AWS Amplify CLI, let’s get started to configure CLI with AWS Console.
 
Execute this command in CLI,
 
amplify configure
 
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After executing this command, AWS CLI asks you to log in to your AWS Admin account. It automatically redirects to the AWS login page. Use your valid username & password.
 
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Step 5
 
After successful login, you need to select your region.
 
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Step 6
 
The region is selected, set user name for IAM users to access amplify. Enter a unique name and press enter.
 
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Step 7
 
AWS amplify CLI opens the browser for IAM user Settings. No need to press the next button for permission settings.
 
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Attach admin access for this given user and click next and next.
 
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On the final review page, please check all of your given information. Now we click on the Create User button.
 
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Finally, your IAM user access key & Secret access key is generated. Store these credentials using any word processors. (Keep safe & don’t share with anyone).
 
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Step 8
 
Back to our AWS Amplify CLI, AWS CLI asks for an access key and secret key. Copy and paste both the keys and press enter.
 
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Step 9
 
Set the profile name on your local computer. Press enter to make default as a profile name.
 
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Finally, we successfully set up our AWS amplify CLI with user credentials.
 

Conclusion

 
In this article, you learned about configuring AWS Amplify CLI in computer systems.