You are viewing the documentation for an older version of boto (boto2).

Boto3, the next version of Boto, is now stable and recommended for general use. It can be used side-by-side with Boto in the same project, so it is easy to start using Boto3 in your existing projects as well as new projects. Going forward, API updates and all new feature work will be focused on Boto3.

For more information, see the documentation for boto3.

Applications Built On Boto

Many people have taken Boto and layered on additional functionality, then shared them with the community. This is a (partial) list of applications that use Boto.

If you have an application or utility you’ve open-sourced that uses Boto & you’d like it listed here, please submit a pull request adding it!

botornado An asynchronous AWS client on Tornado. This is a dirty work to move boto onto Tornado ioloop. Currently works with SQS and S3.
boto_rsync boto-rsync is a rough adaptation of boto’s s3put script which has been reengineered to more closely mimic rsync. Its goal is to provide a familiar rsync-like wrapper for boto’s S3 and Google Storage interfaces.
boto_utils Command-line tools for interacting with Amazon Web Services, based on Boto. Includes utils for S3, SES & Cloudwatch.
django-storages A collection of storage backends for Django. Features the S3BotoStorage backend for storing media on S3.
mr.awsome mr.awsome is a commandline-tool (aws) to manage and control Amazon Webservice’s EC2 instances. Once configured with your AWS key, you can create, delete, monitor and ssh into instances, as well as perform scripted tasks on them (via fabfiles). Examples are adding additional, pre-configured webservers to a cluster (including updating the load balancer), performing automated software deployments and creating backups - each with just one call from the commandline.
iamer IAMer dump and load your AWS IAM configuration into text files. Once dumped, you can version the resulting json and ini files to keep track of changes, and even ask your team mates to do Pull Requests when they want access to something.