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Re: StarCluster with AWS IAM Role

From: John C. Earls <no email>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:29:52 -0700

I modified my starcluster repo to do this.

i.e. now my cluster config has an


You can see the necessary code in

Most of the added code is just for passing through the profile name and

The only real diff is in starcluster/ line 586.
I never got around to cleaning it up as a pull request.


John C. Earls

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On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Kristy Choi <> wrote:

> Hello!
> First of all thank you for your work on StarCluster -- we're planning to
> switch to AWS very soon, and your program is making the transition a lot
> easier.
> I just had a quick question about configuring user permissions via
> StarCluster. We're looking for a way to adjust settings so that every user
> who launches/logs on to one of our EC2 instances will automatically have
> access to files uploaded in our S3 buckets. This propagation of the root's
> permissions will make it so that we won't have to install and configure the
> AWS command line interface with our access keys/passwords every single
> time.
> Amazon details a potential solution with IAM Roles in the link below, but
> the process is quite cumbersome:
> I was wondering if there was a better way to do this in StarCluster -- any
> advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you so much for your time!
> Kristy
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