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A Comprehensive Guide to Repository Management and Credential Setup with AWS CodeCommit

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In this step-by-step tutorial is designed to empower developers, providing insights from creating repositories to configuring credentials and seamlessly connecting with Git in the AWS ecosystem. By mastering the fundamentals, enhancing collaboration, and leveraging AWS CodeCommit’s power, developers can optimize project management within the AWS environment. 

Let’s dive into efficient code management with our comprehensive guide on AWS CodeCommit. From creating repositories to configuring credentials and connecting seamlessly with Git, this step-by-step tutorial empowers developers to streamline version control in the AWS ecosystem. Learn the fundamentals, enhance collaboration, and leverage the power of AWS CodeCommit for optimal project management.


AWS CodeCommit provides a secure and scalable Git-based version control service, offering a seamless solution for managing source code in the AWS ecosystem. In this guide, we will explore the fundamentals of working with AWS CodeCommit, from creating repositories to connecting them with credentials for streamlined collaboration.

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  • AWS Account: Ensure you have an AWS account with the necessary permissions to create and manage AWS CodeCommit repositories.
  • AWS CLI: Install and configure the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) on your local machine.
  • Git: Make sure Git is installed on your machine for version control.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Create a AWS CodeCommit Repository

  • Navigate to the AWS CodeCommit console.
  • Click on “Create repository.”
  • Enter a repository name and description.


  • Choose repository settings, including the version control system (Git), and configure branch options.

Step 2: Set Up AWS CLI and Credentials

  • Install the AWS CLI by following the instructions provided in the AWS documentation.
  • Configure the AWS CLI by running the following command in your terminal:
  • Enter your AWS Access Key ID, Secret Access Key, default region, and output format.


Step 3: Clone the CodeCommit Repository

  • Copy the HTTPS or SSH clone URL from the AWS CodeCommit console.


  • Open your terminal and run:
  • Replace <repository-URL> with the URL you copied.

Step 4: Generate Git Credentials for HTTPS

  • Go to AWS IAM User and Select Credentials.


Step 5: Work with AWS CodeCommit Repositories

  • Make changes to your local repository.
  • Use Git commands (git add, git commit, git push) to interact with AWS CodeCommit.

Step 6: Configure Git Email and Name (Optional)

  • To associate your Git commits with your identity, configure your Git email and name: bash Copy code

Replace the email and namewith your preferred Git identity.


Step 7: Branching and Merging

Create and switch to a new branch for your changes:

Make your changes, commit them, and push the branch:

Step 8: Pull Changes from AWS CodeCommit

To sync your local repository with changes from AWS CodeCommit:

Replace the main with the name of your main branch.

Step 9: Resolve Merge Conflicts

If conflicts arise during a pull or merger, resolve them using Git’s conflict resolution tools:

Follow the prompts to resolve conflicts and commit changes. These additional steps cover branching, merging, pulling changes, and resolving conflicts, providing a comprehensive guide to working with AWS CodeCommit repositories.


AWS CodeCommit streamlines the process of version control and collaboration for developers working in the AWS environment. By creating repositories, configuring credentials, and connecting seamlessly with Git, you can effectively manage and contribute to projects hosted on CodeCommit.

This guide provides a foundational understanding to kickstart your journey with AWS CodeCommit. Experiment, collaborate, and leverage the power of AWS for efficient code management.

Drop a query if you have any questions regarding AWS CodeCommit and we will get back to you quickly.

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1. What is AWS CodeCommit?

ANS: – AWS CodeCommit is a fully managed source control service that hosts private Git repositories. It allows you to store and manage code in the AWS Cloud securely.

2. How does AWS CodeCommit differ from other version control systems?

ANS: – AWS CodeCommit uses Git as the underlying version control system, providing a familiar interface for developers. It’s fully managed, scalable, and integrates seamlessly with other AWS services.

3. Can I manage permissions and access control for repositories?

ANS: – Yes, AWS CodeCommit integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for fine-grained access control. You can define policies to control who can access your repositories and what actions they can perform.

WRITTEN BY Karthik Kumar P V

Karthik Kumar Patro Voona is a Research Associate (Kubernetes) at CloudThat Technologies. He Holds Bachelor's degree in Information and Technology and has good programming knowledge of Python. He has experience in both AWS and Azure. He has a passion for Cloud-computing and DevOps. He has good working experience in Kubernetes and DevOps Tools like Terraform, Ansible, and Jenkins. He is a very good Team player, Adaptive and interested in exploring new technologies.



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