Driver Installation

Install the latest AmazonQLDB driver release via pip

pip install pyqldb

You may also install a specific version

pip install pyqldb==1.0.0-rc.2


Before you can begin using the AmazonQLDB driver, you should set up authentication credentials. Credentials for your AWS account can be found in the IAM Console. You can create or use an existing user. Go to manage access keys and generate a new set of keys.

If you have the AWS CLI installed, then you can use it to configure your credentials file:

aws configure

Alternatively, you can create the credential file yourself. By default, its location is at ~/.aws/credentials:

aws_access_key_id = YOUR_ACCESS_KEY
aws_secret_access_key = YOUR_SECRET_KEY

You may also want to set a default region. This can be done in the configuration file. By default, its location is at ~/.aws/config


Alternatively, you can pass a region_name when creating the driver.

This sets up credentials for the default profile as well as a default region to use when creating connections.