Where is AWS Config and Credential files located on Mac

If you made use of the aws configure command to set up the access and secret keys to your AWS Profile to run CLI commands and you are wondering where are these details stored on your Mac? Well, these details are stored under your home directory under a hidden .aws folder.

Steps to locate AWS Config Files

cd ~/.aws
ls -l

-rw-------  1 c2ctechtv  staff   44 Aug 10 00:25 config
-rw-------  1 c2ctechtv  staff  116 Aug  9 22:22 credentials
drwxr-xr-x  3 c2ctechtv  staff   96 Aug 10 00:34 sso
cat config

region = us-east-2
output = table
cat credentials

aws_access_key_id = XXAAYMUHEUKMZMW2HJK2
aws_secret_access_key = jXAemA2uI6aX1iypqUbSQ5ZKonJQYNI2hpOYhwAd 
Location of AWS Config file on Mac

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