This topic describes how to create and obtain an AccessKey pair for an Alibaba Cloud account or a Resource Access Management (RAM) user. When you call the Alibaba Cloud CDN API, you must use the AccessKey pair to complete identity verification.
- The AccessKey ID is used to verify the identity of the user.
- The AccessKey secret is used to encrypt and verify the signature string. You must keep your AccessKey secret strictly confidential.
For more information, see Create an AccessKey pair.