This is a glossary of all the common issues in AWS - AWS Toolkit VS Code
  • 08-Jan-2023
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This is a glossary of all the common issues in AWS - AWS Toolkit VS Code

Troubleshooting Common Issues in AWS – AWS Toolkit VS Code

Lightrun Team
Lightrun Team

Project Description


The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code is an extension for the Visual Studio Code integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easier to develop, debug, and deploy applications using AWS. The toolkit provides a number of features that can help you work with AWS resources and services, including:

  • Integration with the AWS Management Console: You can use the toolkit to view, create, and modify AWS resources directly from within Visual Studio Code.
  • AWS CloudFormation support: The toolkit includes tools for creating and deploying CloudFormation templates, as well as for previewing the changes that will be made by a CloudFormation stack.
  • AWS Lambda support: You can use the toolkit to create, debug, and deploy AWS Lambda functions, as well as to invoke functions and view their output.
  • AWS SAM support: The toolkit includes tools for working with AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) applications, including the ability to build and deploy applications, as well as to invoke functions locally.
  • Code snippets: The toolkit includes a number of code snippets that can help you get started with common AWS tasks, such as creating an S3 bucket or an EC2 instance.

Overall, the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code is a useful tool for developers who are working with AWS resources and services and want to take advantage of the features provided by Visual Studio Code.


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The most common issues for AWS – AWS Toolkit VS Code are:


“Connect to AWS” error: unable to get local issuer certificate


This error can occur if there is a problem with the SSL/TLS certificate chain that is being used to establish a secure connection to AWS.

There are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot this issue:

  1. Check your internet connection: Make sure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection. If you are using a VPN or a proxy, try disabling them and see if that resolves the issue.
  2. Update your certificate store: If your certificate store is out of date, it may be missing the necessary certificates to establish a secure connection to AWS. You can try updating your certificate store by running the following command:
sudo update-ca-certificates -f
  1. Check your system clock: The SSL/TLS certificate chain used to establish a secure connection to AWS includes timestamps, and if your system clock is out of sync, it could cause the connection to fail. Make sure that your system clock is set to the correct date and time.
  2. Check your AWS configuration: Make sure that your AWS credentials are properly configured and that you have the necessary permissions to access the AWS resources you are trying to connect to.


More issues from AWS repos


Troubleshooting aws-aws-sdk-js | Troubleshooting aws-sdk-java-v2 | Troubleshooting aws-aws-sam-cli | Troubleshooting aws-aws-cdk



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