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Using aws-sdk-js

This example shows how to use aws-sdk-js module.

aws-sdk-js module is imported as aws

Create EC2 instance

const credentials = new aws.CognitoIdentityCredentials({
  IdentityPoolId:'<identity pool ID>',
  accessKeyId: '<acces key ID>',
  secretAccessKey: '<secret access key>'

  region: 'us-west-2',

// Create EC2 service object
const ec2 = new aws.EC2({ apiVersion: '2016-11-15' });

// AMI is amzn-ami-2011.09.1.x86_64-ebs
var instanceParams = {
   ImageId: 'AMI_ID',
   InstanceType: 't2.micro',
   KeyName: 'KEY_PAIR_NAME',
   MinCount: 1,
   MaxCount: 1

const instance = await new AWS.EC2({apiVersion: '2016-11-15'}).runInstances(instanceParams).promise();

const instanceId = data.Instances[0].InstanceId;

// Add tags to the instance
const tagParams = {
  Resources: [instanceId], 
  Tags: [
      Key: 'Name',
      Value: 'SDK Sample'

// Create a promise on an EC2 service object
await = new AWS.EC2({apiVersion: '2016-11-15'}).createTags(tagParams).promise();

See SDK for JavaScript Code Examples for full examples.