Use a file for user data in a launch configuration?

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Jason Cuddy

21 Feb, 2013 10:11 PM

Is it possible to specify a file for the user data of a launch configuration rather than just a script? In the AWS console, when you launch a new instance, there is a way to specify a file instead of a script for the user data.

My goal is to set up an auto-scaling group where all my configurations are stored in a zip file on S3.


  1. 1 Posted by Jason Cuddy on 21 Feb, 2013 10:40 PM

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    Actually, I answered my own question. It's possible to convert the zip file to base64 here: then paste the resulting text into the user data field and check it as base64 encoded.

  2. Ylastic closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2014 12:04 PM.

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