How to set up AWS credentials in AWS Powershell

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I just downloaded the latest version of AWS Powershell and tried this and i am getting an error.

PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell> Set-AWSCredentials -AccessKey xxxxxxxx -SecretKey xxxxxxx -StoreAs xxxx
Set-AWSCredentials : The term 'Set-AWSCredentials' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file,
or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and
try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-AWSCredentials -AccessKey xxxxxxx -SecretKey xxxxx
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Set-AWSCredentials:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell>

So, what i have done wrong and what does the error means?

Nov 22, 2018 in AWS by datageek
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1 answer to this question.

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First, of all the tools installed to a folder structure compliant with the auto-import support in PowerShell version 3 or higher, so Import-Module is not needed.

It does however require that the PSModulePath update the installer performs takes effect, and we've noticed that on some systems you need to reboot after install.

Looking at PSModulePath you should see something like this (excuse wrapping):

PS C:\> ls env:PSModulePath | fl

Name  : PSModulePath
Value : C:\Users\userid\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules;C:\Program
        Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules;C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\;C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\

If so, try restarting your machine and then open a shell prompt and see if Set-AWSCredentialsbecomes available.

Hope this helped!

answered Nov 22, 2018 by Archana
• 5,640 points

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