Install Amazon ECS CLI

We will use the Amazon ECS CLI tool to deploy an example ECS cluster, so we’ll need to install it on our Cloud9 Workspace. To install Amazon ECS CLI, follow the steps below

  1. Log into your Cloud9 Workspace

  2. Run the following command to

    • Download the Amazon ECS CLI binary and make it executable

    • Create a file named containing for our IAM role

    • Create task execution role and attach the task execution role policy

      sudo curl -sLo /usr/local/bin/ecs-cli
      sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ecs-cli
      cat <<- 'EOF' > "task-execution-assume-role.json"
        "Version": "2012-10-17",
        "Statement": [
            "Sid": "",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": {
              "Service": ""
            "Action": "sts:AssumeRole"
      aws iam --region us-east-1 create-role --role-name ecsTaskExecutionRole --assume-role-policy-document file://task-execution-assume-role.json
      aws iam --region us-east-1 attach-role-policy --role-name ecsTaskExecutionRole --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/service-role/AmazonECSTaskExecutionRolePolicy