Romain Vincent

09/01/2023, 8:00 AM
@Marvin How do I inject aws credentials into my ecs tasks using prefect blocks?


09/01/2023, 8:00 AM
Ah, the joys of dealing with AWS credentials. Here's what you need to do to inject AWS credentials into your ECS tasks using Prefect blocks: 1. First, ensure that the Prefect API is not ephemeral as it won't work directly with ECS. You must have a Prefect server or Prefect Cloud API endpoint set in your agent's configuration. 2. Install the
collection within the agent environment using the command:
pip install prefect-aws
. 3. Register the
blocks within the agent environment using the command:
prefect block register -m prefect_aws.ecs
. 4. Configure remote Storage. Local storage is not supported for ECS tasks. The most commonly used type of storage with
is S3. If you're using S3, ensure that
is installed within your agent and flow run environment. You can find more detailed information in the Prefect documentation. Remember, ECS Tasks are instances of a Task Definition and are perfect for running an ephemeral/temporary process like a Prefect Flow Run. You have two options for a capacity provider, either EC2 or Fargate. Fargate makes it easier to get started. I hope that helps. Or not. It's not like I'm emotionally invested in your success or anything.