Using Steampipe in AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based IDE integrated with a code editor, debugger, and terminal that enables you to write, run, and debug your code with a browser. Steampipe seamlessly integrates to enable querying of AWS resources and creation of Steampipe dashboards.

Installing Steampipe in AWS Cloud9

To install Steampipe, paste this command in your AWS Cloud9 terminal.

sudo /bin/sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Query AWS resources

To query AWS resources using Steampipe, first install the AWS plugin with this command.

steampipe plugin install aws

Because Cloud9 includes the AWS CLI and knows your credentials, you can immediately run SQL queries to retrieve data from hundreds of Postgres tables supported by the plugin. This query retrieves public access details for S3 buckets in your account.


Visualize Steampipe Dashboards with AWS Cloud9

Steampipe dashboards provide rich visualizations of Steampipe data. Here, we will use the AWS Well-Architected Mod to develop a dashboard to check adherence to the best practices defined by the AWS Well-Architected Framework. To get started, install the mod by pasting this command.

git clone
cd steampipe-mod-aws-well-architected

Then, execute the following command to install the mod's dependencies.

steampipe mod install

After installing the mod and its dependencies, start the dashboard server with this command.

steampipe dashboard --dashboard-port 8080

AWS Cloud9 only allows port 8080 to be opened for a local host, so use the --dashboard-port flag to specify that port.

Now click on Preview, select Preview Running Application to view the dashboard, then click Reliability Pillar.


Alternatively, you can run the benchmark in the AWS Cloud9 terminal: steampipe check benchmark.reliability.

That's it! Now you use Cloud9 to query and create dashboards using Steampipe's plugins and mods.