How to connect AWS EC2 with Python?

To make a connection to AWS EC2 with Python, we need to use the boto library. Today lesson, we will learn how to install boto library, connect ec2 and get the list of zones.

1. Download and install boto library

$ pip install boto

2. Creating a connection to EC2 and get the zone list

# importing the boto library 
import boto
# connect to ec2
ec2 = boto.connect_ec2(aws_access_key_id='<your-access-key>', aws_secret_access_key='<your-secret-key>') 
# get all zones
zone_list = ec2.get_all_zones() 

That’s it. I hope this will help. ?

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