Published in


How to Enter Credentials in AWS Toolkit in IntelliJ

Including AWS credentials in AWS Toolkit in IntelliJ can be confusing and take way more time than it should. It’s easy to run into confounding error messages about invalid credentials, but here’s how you can get your Toolkit profile to finally load correctly.

Inside the boilerplate config file that comes with AWS Toolkit in IntelliJ below, you’ll find line-by-line instructions in all uppercase and bold.

Note: There may be other ways to include a profile name besides [default] and using the prefix source-profile, but this will at least get you started.

No go and get validated!



Welcome to Commcodia, where web and software developers can freely learn, code, and share their knowledge to the edge of what can be done and beyond.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Christopher DiStasio

Full stack web developer with a passion for creating an effective and intuitive user experience, with experience in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React.