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Export to a .env file

Granted supports exporting temporary session credentials to a .env file. This can be useful when using development tools that support reading environment variables from a .env file.

To export session credentials to a .env file, run the following command (replacing role-a with the name of the profile you'd like to assume):

assume role-a --env

This will insert the following into your .env file:

AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<access key>

Internally at Common Fate we've found this very useful when using Granted with VS Code. When running tests in VS Code, we load environment variables from a .env file in the repository we are working in. By running assume --env, we can run tests without having to add much additional config to our VS Code workspace settings.


You can also run assume role-a -e as a shorter alias for this action.