AWS CLI — Deploy to S3 Bucket & Invalidate CloudFront

Mau Rua
1 min readApr 20, 2021

1. install aws

aws — version

aws-cli/2.1.21 Python/3.7.4 Darwin/20.2.0 exe/x86_64 prompt/off

2. Add admin user to Identity and Access Management (IAM)

AWS CLI commands will be run under a specific user with desired permissions. If you already have an admin user, you can skip this step.

In AWS console, go to IAM service

In left menu, go to Access management => Users

In right main window, click on blue “Add user” button

Type in user name, check “Programmatic access” checkbox and click blue “next” button

Click “Attach existing policies” and check “AdministratorAccess” and click blue “next” button

Tags are optional, click blue “next” button

Finally, click blue “Create user” button

Download .CSV file. (Store in safe place. This file will have your access id and access key. Once you leave this page, AWS console will not show this information again)

3. Configure AWS CLI

In terminal, run the following command:

aws configure

Enter access id

Enter access key

Enter default region name, ex: “us-west-2”

Enter default output format, ex: “json”

4. Deploy to S3 Bucket

- list all buckets to get desired bucket name

aws s3 ls

- change directory to build directory


cd dist/ng-mruanova

- upload all files in current directory to desired s3 bucket

aws s3 sync . s3://${BUCKETNAME}

aws s3 sync . s3://mybucket1234567890

5. Invalidate CloudFront

- invalidate all files in distribution

aws cloudfront create-invalidation — distribution-id ${DISTRIBUTIONID} — paths ‘/*’

aws cloudfront create-invalidation — distribution-id oai1234567890 — paths ‘/*’



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