Boto3 On Macosx

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Boto is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Python, which allows Python developers to write software that use AWS services. Boto provides an easy to use, object-oriented API as well as low-level direct service access. Boto is urrently in its third version and hence called boto3. Here is the link to official boto3 website/documentation.

Installing boto3 on macOS is easy but sometimes users may face some issues. Below are the clear steps you need to install boto3.

  1. Download pip

    curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py

  2. Install pip

    python get-pip.py

  3. Install boto3 using pip. Make sure you use –user option to avoid operation not permitted error

    pip install boto3 --user

Now you can use the boto3 sdk by importing in your python script as below

import boto3

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