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I've read through the documentation a couple of times now and it's really clear about how to set up an IAM user for Confidant and what permissions to assign to it. But I can't seem to figure out how to get Confidant the credentials for the user I created. Could y'all please point me in the right direction?

Note: I've also asked this question on Confidant's google forum. If I get an answer there I'll be sure to post it here.

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Ryan Lane, the maintainer of Confidant, got back to me on their google forum. Here is what he had to say:

In general we try not to use IAM users. We always use IAM roles when possible, which makes the IAM credentials automatically available to confidant via the metadata service on an EC2 instance.

That said, confidant uses boto3/botocore for all AWS actions, so any way in which you can configure boto3 for IAM access will work: http://boto3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guide/configuration.html. The easiest method is to export the necessary environment variables before you start confidant, since confidant uses environment variables for the rest of its settings: http://boto3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guide/configuration.html#environment-variables

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