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AWS Copilot CLI AWS Copilot CLI

Build, Release and Operate Containerized Applications on AWS.

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The AWS Copilot CLI is a tool for developers to build, release and operate production ready containerized applications on AWS App Runner, Amazon ECS, and AWS Fargate.

Use Copilot to:

  • Deploy production-ready, scalable services on AWS from a Dockerfile in one command.
  • Add databases or inject secrets to your services.
  • Grow from one microservice to a collection of related microservices in an application.
  • Set up test and production environments, across regions and accounts.
  • Set up CI/CD pipelines to release your services to your environments.
  • Monitor and debug your services from your terminal.



To install with homebrew:

$ brew install aws/tap/copilot-cli

To install manually, we're distributing binaries from our GitHub releases:

Instructions for installing Copilot for your platform
Platform Command to install
macOS curl -Lo copilot && chmod +x copilot && sudo mv copilot /usr/local/bin/copilot && copilot --help
Linux x86 (64-bit) curl -Lo copilot && chmod +x copilot && sudo mv copilot /usr/local/bin/copilot && copilot --help
Linux (ARM) curl -Lo copilot && chmod +x copilot && sudo mv copilot /usr/local/bin/copilot && copilot --help
Windows Invoke-WebRequest -OutFile 'C:\Program Files\copilot.exe'

Getting started

Make sure you have the AWS command line tool installed and have already run aws configure before you start.

To get a sample app up and running in one command, run the following:

$ git clone [email protected]:aws-samples/aws-copilot-sample-service.git demo-app
$ cd demo-app
$ copilot init --app demo                \
  --name api                             \
  --type 'Load Balanced Web Service'     \
  --dockerfile './Dockerfile'            \

This will create a VPC, Application Load Balancer, an Amazon ECS Service with the sample app running on AWS Fargate. This process will take around 8 minutes to complete - at which point you'll get a URL for your sample app running! 🚀

Learning more

Want to learn more about what's happening? Check out our documentation for a getting started guide, learning about Copilot concepts, and a breakdown of our commands.


Have any feedback at all? 🙏 Drop us an issue or join us on gitter.

We're happy to hear feedback or answer questions, so reach out, anytime!

Security disclosures

If you think you’ve found a potential security issue, please do not post it in the Issues. Instead, please follow the instructions here or email AWS security directly at [email protected].


This library is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.

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