I am using the aem-upload tool to upload an asset to an AEM instance. The documentation says "all AEM as a Cloud Service instances will have direct binary upload enabled, so this library will work with those."
But, I get the following error.
Error: direct binary access not supported
admin/admin doesnt work on Cloud Service environments.
You need to make a local account in your AEM as a Cloud Service author env under Tools > Security > Users and make sure it's permissioned to write to the specified assets folder.
This is because you are trying to use the tool to upload to a local quickstart-based AEM (the AEM SDK presumably).
This tool must be run against a true AEM as a Cloud Service environment (that runs in the Adobe Cloud).