Posted On: Dec 22, 2016

You can now connect to AWS CodeCommit repositories with Git credentials, which let you use a static username and password to authenticate over HTTPS. Git credentials provide a simple and reliable way to access AWS CodeCommit that is compatible with the command line or terminal, the AWS CLI, the Git CLI, and any Git tool or IDE that supports basic HTTPS authentication. You can use Git credentials to quickly and easily access your repositories from your preferred development environments.  

With Git credentials, you simply use the unique username and password generated from the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) console for your IAM user with your repository URL. You use these credentials to connect to CodeCommit repositories over HTTPS from your command line or with third-party Git clients (e.g., TowerUI) and IDEs (e.g., Visual Studio or Eclipse). You can store these credentials in your local password management tool or in credential management utilities. 

If you use root account access, federated access, or temporary credentials, you can still download the AWS CLI and configure a credential helper to store your access key credentials for HTTPS connections to your repositories. 

Learn how to get started with Git credentials by visiting our documentation or read our blog to learn more

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