Setting up GitHub Actions to have access to your AWS account

Thomas Schoffelen
2 min readJun 1, 2023

GitHub Actions is the best CI/CD provider I’ve used so far. It is extremely flexible, and has really quickly caught up in terms of feature set with CI providers that existed for years before Actions was launched.

One of its great features is being able to set up OIDC AWS access, without having to manually create credentials and risk them leaking.

GitHub has documentation on this here, but since I always have trouble setting it up, here is a quick recap to help future me:

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Thomas Schoffelen

Entrepreneur tech kid, co-founder of NearSt, Londoner, open source enthusiast and aspiring spare time literature geek.