Salesforce CLI with Docker in AWS

Auth was the tricky part as the normal auth requires a browser session rather than taking it from the CLI prompt.

Step 1. Create Dockerfile

FROM node:9.9.0-alpine
RUN npm install sfdx-cli --global
RUN sfdx --version
RUN sfdx plugins --core

Step 2. Generate auth URL from your laptop and push into SSM
sfdx force:auth:web:login -r https://test.salesforce.com -a <alias>
sfdx force:org:display -u <alias> --verbose

Step 3. Push the auth URL into SSM
Note: Auth URL looks like – force://……salesforce.com
aws ssm put-parameter --name /SF/dev --value <auth_URL_here> --description 'some description' --type SecureString --key-id <KMS_key_id_here> --region <region_here> --overwrite

To list all the keys in the path:
aws ssm get-parameters-by-path --path /SF/ --query 'Parameters[*].Name'

Step 4. Run auth within the docker container
aws ssm get-parameters --name <name_here> --with-decryption --output text --query 'Parameters[*].Value' --region ap-southeast-2 > auth.txt"
sfdx force:auth:sfdxurl:store -f auth.txt -a <alias_here>

you probably don’t need to worry about auth.txt if you’re using docker –rm or similar.