LocalStack is a platform that simplifies and accelerates development of cloud applications. At its core, LocalStack provides a cloud service emulation layer that runs in a single container on your laptop or in your CI environment. With LocalStack, you can run your AWS services or Lambdas entirely on your local machine without connecting to a remote cloud provider.
LocalStack focuses on developer experience (DevX) and offers a number of team collaboration features on top of the core emulation layer, like advanced persistence mechanisms that allow reuse and sharing of resources among team members and across environments. For enterprises LocalStack also comes with advanced analytics and reporting mechanisms.
Yes, the Community Edition can be used for commercial use (distributed under the Apache 2.0 open source license).
Your free trial will automatically expire after 14 days - no need to manually cancel it. We do not automatically add a paid license at the end of the free trial.
LocalStack Pro currently requires internet connectivity for a short period of time at start up, to activate the API key. Once the stack is up and running and initialized, you should be able to use it offline as well. We also have a mechanism that caches the activation key for a certain period of time (e.g., ~6hours) on the local machine.
You get a new API key when switching from the free 14 day trial to the pro subscription. So any usage events generated towards the old trial key won’t be visible.
Your CI key offers a certain monthly number of available credits, depending on the number of individual user seats you have purchased. Each subscription (both Pro and Team) comes with the number of chosen individual developer keys to be configured on each developer’s machine, plus one extra CI key (at no additional charge) which allows you to use LocalStack in your CI environment.
For example, if you have purchased 8 Pro seats, the CI key would come with 200 CI credits (100 base credits for the first three users and 20 additional credits for each user 4-10). In case you purchase 8 Team seats, the CI key would come with 2000 CI credits (1000 base credits for the first three users plus 200 additional credits for each user 4-10).
Please note that the Pro subscription is intended for use on individual user machines and the CI credits offered in Pro are mainly intended for demonstrative purposes, so you can set up and test how LocalStack performs in your CI pipelines. If you are planning to use LocalStack extensively across your CI/CD environments, the Team plan will be the right one for you.
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