AWS Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) adds tasks to easily enable build and release pipelines in VSTS and Team Foundation Server to work with AWS services including Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Simple Queue Service and Amazon Simple Notification Service, and run commands using the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell module and the AWS CLI.
AWS Tools for VSTS is available from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
This is an open source project because we want you to be involved. We love issues, feature requests, code reviews, pull requests or any positive contribution. Please see the the CONTRIBUTING guide for how to help, including how to build your own extension.
The User Guide contains additional instructions for getting up and running with the extension.
Credentials Handling for AWS Services
To enable tasks to call AWS services when run as part of your build or release pipelines AWS credentials need to have been configured for the tasks or be available in the host process for the build agent. Note that the credentials are used specifically by the tasks when run in a build agent process, they are not related to end-user logins to your VSTS or TFS instance.
The AWS tasks support the following mechanisms for obtaining AWS credentials:
Configuring an AWS Service Endpoint
To use AWS service endpoints add the AWS subscription(s) to use by opening the Account Administration screen (gear icon on the top-right of the screen) and then click on the Services Tab. Note that each VSTS/TFS project is associated with its own set of credentials. Service endpoints are not shared across projects. You can associate a single service endpoint to be used with all AWS tasks in a build or multiple endpoints if you require.
Select the AWS endpoint type and provide the following parameters. Please refer to About Access Keys:
Note We strongly suggest you use access and secret keys generated for an Identity and Access Management (IAM) user account. You can configure an IAM user account with permissions granting access to only the services and resources required to support the tasks you intend to use in your build and release definitions.
Tasks can also use assumed role credentials by adding the Amazon Resource name (ARN) of the role to be assumed and an optional identifier when configuring the endpoint. The access and secret keys specified will then be used to generate temporary credentials for the tasks when they are executed by the build agents. Temporary credentials are valid for up to 15 minutes by default. To enable a longer validity period you can set the 'aws.rolecredential.maxduration' variable on your build or release definition, specifying a validity period in seconds between 15 minutes (900 seconds) and one hour (3600 seconds).
Note for Team Foundation Server 2015 Users: Team Foundation Server 2015 users should download the extension from here. This temporary version contains the same tasks as the version in the marketplace but removes the support for extra fields in the AWS endpoint type to support Assume Role credentials. These fields, although marked optional, are unfortunately treated as required in TFS 2015 editions.
The project is licensed under the MIT license
We thank the following contributor(s) for this extension: Visual Studio ALM Rangers.