Posted On: Jun 3, 2021
The AWS Systems Manager Session Manager plugin for the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) is now open source. Customers can access the source code for the Session Manager plugin for the AWS CLI on GitHub, contribute to its development, and use it as a building block to embed Session Manager capabilities into their own applications.
With this release, customers get greater visibility into the design and implementation of the Session Manager plugin. Developers can contribute to its development by making suggestions, reporting issues, and submitting pull requests. With the Session Manager plugin for the AWS CLI, you can start and end sessions with your compute nodes managed by Systems Manager, from your local machine using the AWS CLI. You can install the Session Manager plugin for the AWS CLI as an installer package for different operating systems including Windows, Linux, and macOS. With open source, you can now customize the plugin to include the ability to work with Session Manager sessions, within any custom application for your users.
This feature is now available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager Session Manager is available. To get started, see Install the Session Manager plugin for the AWS CLI in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide, and visit the GitHub repository for more detail. To learn more about Session Manager, see the Session Manager documentation. For information about AWS Systems Manager, see our product detail page.