ERROR Inventory script inventory ec2 py had an execution error ERROR Authentication error retrieving ec2 inventory

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to run a python script using Ansible. This script gives the dynamic IP of my EC2 instance. But I am getting the below output.

Output: ERROR: Inventory script (inventory/ec2.py) had an execution error: ERROR: "Authentication error retrieving ec2 inventory. - AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment vars found but may not be correct - Boto configs found at '~/.boto, ~/.aws/credentials', but the credentials contained may not be correct", while: getting EC2 instances
Aug 21, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You have to generate the AWS credentials for AWS_PROFILE. This file has values for below environment variables in ~/.aws/credentials.

  1. aws_access_key_id

  2. aws_secret_access_key

  3. aws_session_token.

However, if you look in the ec2.py, it expects the variable values. So you have to set the variable values.

answered Aug 21, 2020 by MD
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