Serverless Framework Docs

#Get started with Serverless Framework Open Source & AWS

Getting started with Serverless Framework’s Open Source CLI and AWS takes only a few minutes. Install as a standalone binary, or with npm.

#Install as a standalone binary


  1. Run this command in your terminal:
curl -o- -L | bash
  1. After installation completes, open another terminal window, then run this command:
  1. Follow the prompts.

If you have a previously installed version, you can upgrade by running:

serverless upgrade


Install with Chocolatey:

choco install serverless


choco upgrade serverless

#Install via npm

If you don’t already have Node 6 or higher on your machine, you’ll need to do that first.

Install the serverless CLI:

npm install -g serverless


npm update -g serverless

#Set up your free Pro account

Learn more about Serverless Framework Pro and sign up for free.

Once you’ve signed up for Pro, login to your Pro dashboard from the CLI:

serverless login

You can either add a new service in your dashboard, or with the CLI, using the command:


Have questions?

Head over to the forums to search for your questions and issues or post a new one.