Getting Started

This section describes how to install LocalStack using a variety of options, and provides details on how LocalStack can be configured to fit the needs of a local cloud sandbox for development, testing, and experimentation!

LocalStack is a cloud service emulator that runs in a single container on your laptop or in your CI environment. With LocalStack, you can run your AWS applications or Lambdas entirely on your local machine without connecting to a remote cloud provider!

Whether you are testing complex CDK applications or Terraform configurations, or just beginning to learn about AWS services, LocalStack helps speed up and simplify your testing and development workflow.

LocalStack supports a growing number of AWS services, like AWS Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, Kinesis, SQS, SNS, and more! LocalStack Pro supports additional APIs and advanced features to make your cloud development experience a breeze!

You can find a comprehensive list of supported APIs on our Feature Coverage page.

LocalStack also provides additional features to make your life as a cloud developer easier! Check out LocalStack’s Cloud Developer Tools.

Ran into trouble?

We strive to make it as easy as possible for you to use LocalStack, and we are very grateful for any feedback. If you run into any issues or problems with this guide, please submit an issue.


Installation

Basic installation guide to get started with LocalStack on your local machine.

Quickstart

This quickstart gives an overview of how you can get a simple AWS application up and running on your local machine to understand local cloud development with LocalStack!

API Key

Configure your API key to start LocalStack

Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers the frequently asked questions about LocalStack Pro, Enterprise, and Community Editions.

Glossary

This page defines terms that you will encounter throughout the LocalStack documentation.

Help & Support

This page outlines how to get help and support while using LocalStack.


Last modified December 1, 2022: LocalStack Beta Docs (#337) (28576f89)