Currently only installation via pip is supported.
The host taskcat is run on requires access to an AWS account, this can be done by any of the following mechanisms:
- Environment variables
- Shared credential file (~/.aws/credentials)
- AWS config file (~/.aws/config)
- Assume Role provider
- Boto2 config file (/etc/boto.cfg and ~/.boto)
- Instance metadata service on an Amazon EC2 instance that has an IAM role configured.
for more info see the boto3 credential configuration documentation.
docker is only required if building lambda functions using a Dockerfile
Installing via pip3
pip3 install taskcat
Installing via pip3 --user
will install taskcat into homedir, useful if you get permissions errors with the regular method
pip3 install taskcat --user
The user install dir is platform specific
Be sure to add the python bin dir to your $PATH
Taskcat on Windows is not supported.
If you are running Windows 10 we recommend that you install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and then install taskcat inside the WSL environment using the steps above.