When hosting Django applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is often required to run commands on the server to do some maintenance tasks.
Beanstalk provisions EC2 instances which are running the web server processes. Django commands need to run in the same environment.
You might want to fix your shell first.
After connecting using SSH with
load the environment variables using
export $(cat /opt/elasticbeanstalk/deployment/env | xargs)
then load the Python environment using
and finally run your Django command
python /var/app/current/manage.py runserver