Create ecsTaskExecutionRole with AWS CLI

Here are commands you can copy and paste to create the ecsTaskExecutionRole IAM role:

cat > /tmp/task-execution-assume-role.json <<EOL
  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Sid": "",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": {
        "Service": ""
      "Action": "sts:AssumeRole"
aws iam create-role --role-name ecsTaskExecutionRole --assume-role-policy-document file:///tmp/task-execution-assume-role.json
aws iam attach-role-policy --role-name ecsTaskExecutionRole --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/service-role/AmazonECSTaskExecutionRolePolicy

This is based from Tutorial: Creating a Cluster with a Fargate Task Using the Amazon ECS CLI.

Also for a tutorial on how to create this ecsTaskExecutionRole via the AWS IAM Console: Amazon ECS Task Execution IAM Role .

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