AWS Credential

Before You Begin

You need to have AWS access key ID and AWS secret access key

Access key ID & Secret Access Key

In order to create cluster within AWS, pharmer needs a dedicated IAM user. pharmer use this user’s API credential. The pharmer user needs following permission to works properly. pharmer-iam

You can get the Access key ID and Secret Access key by following methods:

From the console, click your username. Then a list will appear. From the list select My Security Credentials. Then click the button create access key. Then you can copy the Access key ID and Secret Access key from there.

From aws cli, If you have installed aws cli locally, then you can use the following command to create pharmer IAM user.

$ aws iam create-group --group-name pharmer

$ aws iam attach-group-policy --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEC2FullAccess --group-name pharmer
$ aws iam attach-group-policy --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonRoute53FullAccess --group-name pharmer
$ aws iam attach-group-policy --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/IAMFullAccess --group-name  pharmer
$ aws iam attach-group-policy --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonVPCFullAccess --group-name pharmer
$ aws iam create-user --user-name pharmer

$ aws iam add-user-to-group --user-name pharmer --group-name pharmer
$ aws iam create-access-key --user-name pharmer

Use this access key while importing credentials on pharmer.

Create credential

From command line, run the following command and paste the Access key ID & Secret Access Key.

$ pharmer create credential aws


Here, aws is the credential name, which must be unique within your storage.

You can also create credential from environment variables

$ export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<aws access key ID>
$ export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<aws secret key>
$ pharmer create credential <credential-name> --provider aws --from-env

You can also create credentials from file. Create a file in this format

  "accessKeyID": "your aws access key ID",
  "secretAccessKey": "your aws secret key",

now run

$ pharmer create credential <credential-name> --provider aws --from-file <path-to-file>

View Credential

You can view list of credentials you created by running

$ pharmer get credentials

To view the credential you created, run

$ pharmer get credentials aws -o yaml
apiVersion: v1beta1
kind: Credential
  creationTimestamp: "2019-04-04T09:33:32Z"
  name: aws
    accessKeyID: <key-id>
    secretAccessKey: <access-key>
  provider: aws


  • is the aws access key id
  • is the security access key

Edit credential

You can edit your created credential by running

$ phrmer edit credential <credential-name>

Delete credential

You can delete your credential by running

$ pharmer delete credential <credential-name>