cli tool to fill the environment variables of an elastic beanstalk environment and generates .env files

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import ebEnvironmentManager from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/eb-environment-manager';



A command line tool that parses a json or a csv file that contains environment variables and updates a selected Elastic Beanstalk Environment with environment variables from the csv/json file.

It can also generate a .env file that can be used with other packages like dotenv

It can handle flushing/deleting all environment variables in an environment but you must have EB CLI installed locally on your machine and you must call this program in a directory that has been initialized with eb-cli

It handles json and csv files only.


install globally via npm:

npm i -g eb-environment-manager 


This program will assume the AWS region to be defined as a global variable.

If the region is not defined as a global variable, then it will retrieve the region from the ~/.aws/credentials or the ~/.aws/config.

You can read more about how the aws-sdk handles the region here

Easiest way to switch/modify the region would be to set the AWS_REGION global variable

export AWS_REGION=<your region>
// example:
export AWS_REGION=us-west-2

To run the package:


Available options:

    -V, --version      output the version number
    -p, --path [path]  path of the json file to parse
    -n, --name [name]  name of the eb environment to update
    -a, --app [app]    name of the Elastic Beanstalk app
    -l, --local        populates the local enviornment
    -c, --cloud        populates the elastic beanstalk environment
    -h, --help         output usage information



eb-manager [options] <file ...>

to delete all environment variables in an elastic beanstalk environment: 
$ eb-manager delete -a <EB App name> -n <EB Environment name>
to populate an environment with environment variables:
$ eb-manager -c -n <EB Environment name> [file]

to generate a local file:
$ eb-manager -l [file]

For help:

env-cli -h 

Built With

  • Commander - Tooling to create CLI tools with node.js
  • aws-sdk - SDK for managing AWS resources


  • Qais Aboujaoude
  • Connor Makhlouta


Thanks to:

  • Hassan Assi for all the love, complaints and support
  • George Rattel for helping with the regex
  • Commander for the amazing package.


This project is licensed under the Mozilla Public License MPL License - see the LICENSE.md file for details