AWS CloudShell

Explore and manage AWS resources from a terminal in your browser

Sign in quickly with your preconfigured AWS Management Console credentials.

Save time with preinstalled tools and automatic updates within a fully managed Amazon Linux 2 environment.

Run scripts and commands at no extra cost, with up to 1 GB of persistent storage per AWS Region.

Customize your home directory with scripts, files, configuration preferences, and other tools.

How it works

Using AWS CloudShell, a browser-based shell, you can quickly run scripts with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), experiment with service APIs using the AWS CLI, and use other tools to increase your productivity. The CloudShell icon appears in AWS Regions where CloudShell is available.

Diagram of how you can access multiple resources and store files with AWS CloudShell.
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Why CloudShell?
With CloudShell, you can manage, explore, and interact with AWS resources directly from a browser. Learn how to launch a new CloudShell environment and use the available features to build your AWS resources.
Why CloudShell?
With CloudShell, you can manage, explore, and interact with AWS resources directly from a browser. Learn how to launch a new CloudShell environment and use the available features to build your AWS resources.

Use cases

Optimize your daily tasks

Run your existing scripts and activate integrated documentation and command completion in the AWS CLI.

Simplify infrastructure management

Increase productivity, improve security, and reduce incident response time with streamlined authentication through AWS Management Console credentials. 

How to get started

Explore CloudShell

Learn CloudShell capabilities, how to get started, and more.

See how it works

Follow along to start using CloudShell.

Start using CloudShell

Build with CloudShell in the AWS Management Console.


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