AWS CLI with Minio Server Gitter

AWS CLI is a unified tool to manage AWS services. It is frequently the tool used to transfer data in and out of AWS S3. It works with any S3 compatible cloud storage service.

In this recipe we will learn how to configure and use AWS CLI to manage data with Minio Server.

1. Prerequisites

Install Minio Server from here.

2. Installation

Install AWS CLI from https://aws.amazon.com/cli/

3. Configuration

To configure AWS CLI, type aws configure and specify the Minio key information.

Access credentials shown in this example belong to https://play.minio.io:9000. These credentials are open to public. Feel free to use this service for testing and development. Replace with your own Minio keys in deployment.


aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: Q3AM3UQ867SPQQA43P2F
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: zuf+tfteSlswRu7BJ86wekitnifILbZam1KYY3TG
Default region name [None]: us-east-1
Default output format [None]: ENTER

Additionally enable AWS Signature Version '4' for Minio server.


aws configure set default.s3.signature_version s3v4

4. Commands

To list your buckets


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 ls
2016-03-27 02:06:30 deebucket
2016-03-28 21:53:49 guestbucket
2016-03-29 13:34:34 mbtest
2016-03-26 22:01:36 mybucket
2016-03-26 15:37:02 testbucket

To list contents inside bucket


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 ls s3://mybucket
2016-03-30 00:26:53      69297 argparse-1.2.1.tar.gz
2016-03-30 00:35:37      67250 simplejson-3.3.0.tar.gz

To make a bucket


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 mb s3://mybucket
make_bucket: s3://mybucket/

To add an object to a bucket


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 cp simplejson-3.3.0.tar.gz s3://mybucket
upload: ./simplejson-3.3.0.tar.gz to s3://mybucket/simplejson-3.3.0.tar.gz

To delete an object from a bucket


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 rm s3://mybucket/argparse-1.2.1.tar.gz
delete: s3://mybucket/argparse-1.2.1.tar.gz

To remove a bucket


aws --endpoint-url https://play.minio.io:9000 s3 rb s3://mybucket
remove_bucket: s3://mybucket/