This topic answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about AccessKey pairs.

What information is displayed the first time I create an AccessKey pair?

When you create an AccessKey pair for the first time, the following information is displayed:
  • AccessKey ID
  • AccessKey secret
Page for creating an AccessKey pair

What information can I view after I create an AccessKey pair?

After creating an AccessKey pair, you can view the basic information of the AccessKey pair in the RAM console. For more information, see View the basic information about AccessKey pairs.

Note You can only view the basic information of the AccessKey pair, such as the AccessKey ID, status, creation time, and last usage time.
Basic information of an AccessKey pair

Can I view the AccessKey ID in the RAM console after I create an AccessKey pair?

Yes, you can view the AccessKey ID in the RAM console after creating an AccessKey pair.

AccessKey ID

Can I view the AccessKey secret in the RAM console after I create an AccessKey pair?

No, you cannot view the AccessKey secret in the RAM console after you create an AccessKey pair. The AccessKey secret is only displayed when you create an AccessKey pair, and is unavailable for subsequent queries. We recommend that you save the AccessKey secret for subsequent use.

How can I view the AccessKey secret?

When creating an AccessKey pair, you can save the AccessKey pair information to a local file by using the following two methods:

Download or copy the AccessKey pair information
  • Click Download CSV File to download the file that contains the AccessKey pair information to a local location. The information includes the status, AccessKey ID, and AccessKey secret.
  • Click Copy to save the AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret to a local file.

How can I check whether an AccessKey pair is in use?

You can view the last usage time of an AccessKey pair to check whether the pair is in use.

The last usage time of an AccessKey pair

Can I change the AccessKey ID after I create an AccessKey pair?

No, you cannot change the AccessKey ID. The AccessKey ID can only be enabled, disabled, or deleted.

Can I restore an AccessKey pair after it is deleted?

No, you cannot restore an AccessKey pair that has been deleted, including the AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret.

Note Use caution: If you delete an AccessKey pair that is in use, a system error may occur.