Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source

AWS Toolbox

AWS Toolbox 🧰

A collection of useful Shell & Python scripts that make your DevOps life easier in AWS. Furthermore you'll also find a list of links that point to awesome DevOps tools from other creators.

Table of Contents


Contributions are welcome!

Review the Contributing Guidelines.

Getting started

Shell & Python scripts categorized by AWS Service

General scripts

  • alias - This file contains a bunch of easy to remember aliases that runs complex AWS CLI commands.
  • - Gives you the ability to run Boto3 commands on all accounts which are specified in the aws_account_list.

CloudWatch scripts

  • - Sets a CloudWatch Logs Retention Policy to x number of days for all log groups in the region that you exported in your cli.

EC2 scripts

IAM scripts

  • - This script uses Simple Token Service (sts) to assume a role (on the destination account).
  • - This script allows you to tag all your secrets in AWS Secrets Manager quickly.

S3 scripts

SSM scripts

DevOps tools & Resources

This list contains links to tools that automate or simplify the usage of AWS in the console, CLI or API's.


  • Steampipe - Query AWS resources in a SQL like fashion.
  • AWS Nuke - Remove all resources from an AWS account.
  • AWS Security Tools - A curated list of Security tools that you can use on AWS.


  • Leapp - Cross-platform APP to manage Programmatic access in AWS.


  • Awesome CI - List of Continuous Integration services.


  • AutoSpotting - AutoSpotting is the leading open source spot market automation tool, optimized towards quick/easy/frictionless adoption of the EC2 spot market at any scale.


  • Awesome ECS - A curated list of awesome ECS guides, development tools, and resources.
  • AWS Copilot CLI - The AWS Copilot CLI is a tool for developers to build, release and operate production ready containerized applications on Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate.


  • IAM Floyd - AWS IAM policy statement generator with fluent interface.
  • IAM Zero - IAM Zero detects identity and access management issues and automatically suggests least-privilege policies.

Infra as Code

  • Awesome CDK - Curated list of awesome AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) open-source projects, guides, blogs and other resources.
  • Awesome CloudFormation - A curated list of resources and projects for working with AWS CloudFormation.
  • Awesome Terraform - Curated list of resources on HashiCorp's Terraform.
  • CDK Snippets - This extension adds L1 construct snippets from CDK into Visual Studio Code.
  • CloudFormation Snippets - This extension adds snippets for all the AWS CloudFormation resources into Visual Studio Code.
  • Former2 - Generate CloudFormation / Terraform / Troposphere templates from your existing AWS resources.
  • Open CDK Guide - This guide is an opinionated set of tips and best practices for working with the AWS Cloud Development Kit.


  • AWS Lambda Power Tuning - AWS Lambda Power Tuning is a state machine powered by AWS Step Functions that helps you optimize your Lambda functions for cost and/or performance in a data-driven way.
  • Serverless Cost Calculator Comparison - Calculating the cost for AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions. Providing good comparison or prediction on how the cost can vary depending on the memory, execution time, and number of executions on different cloud providers.
  • Serverless Cost Calculator - Estimate AWS costs when running serverless applications on AWS Lambda.


  • s3s3mirror - A lightning-fast and highly concurrent utility for mirroring content from one S3 bucket to another.


  • aws-gate - A Better AWS SSM Session manager CLI client.
  • aws-ssm-ec2-proxy-command - Open an SSH connection to your ec2 instances via AWS SSM without the need to open any ssh port in you security groups.


A collection of AWS blogs that contain helpful tips and tricks.

RSS Blog title Description
AWS Security The latest AWS security, identity, and compliance launches, announcements, and how-to posts.
AWS DevOps The latest AWS DevOps announcements, and how-to posts.
Netflix Techblog Learn about Netflix’s world class engineering efforts, company culture, product developments and more.
Last week in AWS We’re the internet’s only snarky, sarcastic resource for literally anything and everything AWS… and we know it.


Danny Steenman

Get A Weekly Email With Trending Projects For These Topics
No Spam. Unsubscribe easily at any time.
python (55,543
shell (10,559
linux (2,573
python3 (1,682
aws (1,131
devops (594
lambda (250
cloudformation (91
devops-tools (89
scripts (74
aws-cli (34
cdk (25