Using the Amazon CLI - Amazon Command Line Interface
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Using the Amazon CLI

This section introduces you to many of the common features and options available in the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI). For a list of commands, see the Amazon CLI version 2 reference guide.


By default, the Amazon CLI sends requests to Amazon services by using HTTPS on TCP port 443. To use the Amazon CLI successfully, you must be able to make outbound connections on TCP port 443.