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Is there a way to list available/configured AWS CLI profiles, other than parsing ~/.aws/config and/or ~/.aws/credentials for profile names?

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(Answering my own question.)

No, there is not.

I wrote two scripts that include the parsing I ended up using. For anyone interested, they're available in two GitHub repositories:

awscli-mfa and aws-scripts

There are two related blog articles : "AWS CLI Key Rotation Script for IAM Users revisited", and "Easy MFA and Profile Switching in AWS CLI".

(update 2019-01-27: the blog article "Easy MFA and Profile Switching in AWS CLI" is out of date as it refers to the awscli-mfa.sh script version 1.x while the rewritten 2.x has been released. An updated blog article is forthcoming, but in the meanwhile, please refer to the awscli-mfa repository documentation)

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    As an answer lower down states, AWS CLI v2 has aws configure list-profiles. Unfortunately, v2 is bit more tedious to install & update than v1 (as of 2020, at least) – mblakesley May 27 at 6:15
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Parsing ~/.aws/credentials was simple enough for me.

$ cat ~/.aws/credentials | grep -o '\[[^]]*\]'

=> [default] [other_profile] [other_profile2]

I also aliased the command into aws-profiles by adding the following line into my ~/.bash_profile

alias aws-profiles="cat ~/.aws/credentials | grep -o '\[[^]]*\]'"

utilizing a profile

add --profile <profile_name> to your aws command. Ex. $ aws s3 cp ~/my.pdf s3://my_bucket/my.pdf --profile other_profile2

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You can list profiles in your aws config/credential files using:

aws configure list-profiles

This is working for me with aws-cli version 2.0.8.

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    It's new in AWS CLI 2.x. – Ville Apr 22 at 23:30
  • thanks this fixed the issue for me. – opensource-developer May 14 at 9:04
  • this should be bumped as as the answer in 2020 – tom Jul 16 at 16:17
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If you want to parse the config file rather than credentials (which I found was more practical when using a source_profile rather than having unique credentials defined in credentials for each profile), then the following should do the trick:

cat ~/.aws/config | grep "\[profile " | sed -e 's/\[//g' -e 's/\]//g' -e 's/profile //g'

This will find all lines like this:

[profile foo]
[profile bar]

And return this:

foo
bar
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