ExAws

ExAws

A flexible easy to use set of clients AWS APIs.

Highlighted Features

Getting started

Add ex_aws to your mix.exs, along with your json parser and http client of choice. ExAws works out of the box with Poison and HTTPoison and sweet_xml. All APIs require an http client, but only some require a json or xml codec. You only need the codec for the API you intend to use.

If you wish to use instance roles to obtain AWS access keys you will need to add a JSON codec whether the particular API requires one or not.

def deps do
  [
    ex_aws:    "~> 0.1.0",
    poison:    "~> 1.2.0",
    httpoison: "~> 0.6.0"
  ]
end

Don’t forget to add :httpoison to your applications list if that’s in fact the http client you choose. :ex_aws must always be added to your applications list.

def application do
  [applications: [:ex_aws, :httpoison]]
end

That’s it!

ExAws has by default the equivalent including the following in your mix.exs

config :ex_aws,
  access_key_id: [{:system, "AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID"}, :instance_role],
  secret_access_key: [{:system, "AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"}, :instance_role]

This means it will first look for the AWS standard AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment variables, and fall back using instance meta-data if those don’t exist. You should set those environment variables to your credentials, or configure an instance that this library runs on to have an iam role.

Usage

ExAws ships with a default client for each API: [ExAws.Dynamo, ExAws.Kinesis, ExAws.Lambda, ExAws.S3]

For particular usage instructions, please consult the client definition for your desired service.

Dynamo usage example:

defmodule User do
  @derive [ExAws.Dynamo.Encodable]
  defstruct [:email, :name, :age, :admin]
end

alias ExAws.Dynamo

# Create a users table with a primary key of email [String]
# and 1 unit of read and write capacity
Dynamo.create_table("Users", "email", %{email: :string}, 1, 1)

user = %User{email: "bubba@foo.com", name: "Bubba", age: 23, admin: false}
# Save the user
Dynamo.put_item("Users", user)

# Retrieve the user by email and decode it as a User struct.
result = Dynamo.get_item!("Users", %{email: user.email})
|> Dynamo.Decoder.decode(as: User)

assert user == result

Consult the relevant documentation for the API of interest.

Supported APIs

Configuration

To configure the built in clients do the following in your config.exs:

config, :ex_aws,
  region: "us-east-2"
  dynamo: [
    region: "us-west-1"
  ]

Top level configuration options (those directly beneath `:ex_aws) will automatically apply to all clients, although a given client can override the default. So for example in the above configuration the first region: "us-east-2" sets the region for dynamo, kinesis, s3 etc to “us-east-2”, but then the particular configuration for dynamo overrides that to “us-west-1”.

The following top level configuration options are supported: [:http_client, :json_codec, :access_key_id, :secret_access_key, :debug_requests]

Client configuration

ExAws easily supports more than one client for a given service. To create your own associated with a particular OTP app:

defmodule MyApp.Dynamo do
  use ExAws.Dynamo.Client, otp_app: :my_app
end

defmodule MyOtherApp.Dynamo do
  use ExAws.Dynamo.Client, otp_app: :my_other_app
end

To configure:

config :my_app, :ex_aws,
  dynamo: [] # Dynamo config here

config :my_other_app, :ex_aws,
  json_codec: ExAws.JSON.JSX # Maybe :my_other_app uses jsx
  dynamo: [] # Other Dynamo config here

The association with a particular OTP app is merely for convenience, and is entirely optional. To configure multiple clients without reference to another app simply write your own config_root/0 in each client to tell ExAws where to find the configuration.

defmodule My.Dynamo do
  use ExAws.Dynamo.Client

  def config_root do
    Application.get_all_env(:my_ex_aws)
  end
end

defmodule MyOther.Dynamo do
  use ExAws.Dynamo.Client

  def config_root do
    Application.get_all_env(:my_other_ex_aws)
  end
end

To configure:

config :my_ex_aws,
  dynamo: [] # Dynamo config here

config :my_other_ex_aws,
  json_codec: ExAws.JSON.JSX # Maybe :my_other_app uses jsx
  dynamo: [] # Other Dynamo config here

ExAws vs. Erlcloud

In addition to its unique features, ExAws has a number of advantages over erlcloud in particular:

It’s worth noting however that erlcloud supports a substantially larger set of AWS services at this time.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 CargoSense, Inc.

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start(type, args)

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start(type, args)

Callback implementation for c::application.start/2.

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