Using environment variables in an AWS CLI in Azure DevOps is a great choice for keeping your code clean and secure. Environment variables allow us to reuse values and store confidential information.
Using environment variables in an AWS CLI can be done in multiple ways depending on your particular setup. One option is to use Azure Pipelines Variables. In this case, you have to define the variables in Azure Pipelines and refer to them in your AWS CLI tasks. Another option is to use Azure Secrets. Azure Secrets are secure environment variables that are stored within Azure and referenced when needed. Lastly, some versions of the AWS CLI support the use of a credentials file. When this is used, the credentials and other variables can be stored in a file and referenced in the code.
In any of the cases mentioned above, it’s important to remember to add the variables to the variables groups and secure files library. This allows you to refer directly to the environment variables without having to define them set them up every time you run the AWS CLI.
Long story short, there are multiple ways to leverage environment variables in an AWS CLI in Azure DevOps and it’s all dependent on your particular setup. By using environment variables, you can keep your code clean and secure while also taking advantage of the functionality provided by Azure Pipelines Variables and Azure Secrets.