You must specify a region error AWS

· Thomas Taylor

You must specify a region error occurs when a default AWS Region is not configured.


1You must specify a region. You can also configure your region by running "aws configure"

How to fix the You must specify a region error

Method 1: Set the AWS_DEFAULT_REGION environment variable

1export AWS_DEFAULT_REGION="us-east-1"

Method 2: Include the default region in the ~/.aws/config file or run aws configure

1> aws configure
2  AWS Access Key ID [None]:
3  AWS Secret Access Key [None]:
4  Default region name [None]: us-east-1
5  Default output format [None]:

The ~/.aws/config file will be generated with the following configuration:

2region = us-east-1

Method 3: Explicity specify the region with the AWS API


1aws ec2 describe-instances --region us-east-1

Python Boto3:

1import boto3
3kms = boto3.client("kms", region_name="us-east-1")

JavaScript AWS SDK

1import { S3Client } from '@aws-sdk/client-s3';
3const s3Client = new S3Client({
4  region: 'us-east-1'

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