This topic describes how to create an AccessKey pair for your Alibaba Cloud account or RAM user. When you call the Alibaba Cloud operations, you must use the AccessKey pair to verify your identity.

Background information

An AccessKey pair consists of an AccessKey ID and an AccessKey secret.
  • The AccessKey ID is used to verify the identity of a user.
  • The AccessKey secret is used to encrypt and verify the signature string. You must keep your AccessKey secret strictly confidential.
Warning If the AccessKey pair of your Alibaba Cloud account is disclosed, your resources are at risk. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations. This minimizes the risk of disclosing the AccessKey information of your Alibaba Cloud account.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud console.
  2. Move the pointer over the profile picture in the upper-right corner of the page, and click AccessKey.
  3. In the Security Tips dialog box that appears, click Continue to manage AccessKey or Get Started with Sub Users's AccessKey.
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  4. Obtain an AccessKey pair.
    • Obtain an AccessKey pair of the Alibaba Cloud account.
      1. Click Continue to manage AccessKey.
      2. On the Security Management page, click Create AccessKey.
      3. In the Phone Verification dialog box that appears, click Send verification code, enter the received verification code in the Verification code field, and then click Confirm.
      4. In the Create User AccessKey dialog box, show AccessKey Details to view the AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret. Click Save AccessKey Information.Create AccessKey
    • Obtain an AccessKey pair of a RAM user.
      1. Click Get Started with Sub Users's AccessKey.
      2. Go to the RAM console and create a RAM user on the Create User page. Skip this step if you have created a RAM user.
      3. In the left-side navigation pane of the RAM console, choose Identities > Users.
      4. On the page that appears, find the target RAM user and click the user logon name. On the user details page, click the Authentication tab. In the User AccessKeys section, click Create AccessKey.
      5. In the Phone Verification dialog box, click Send verification code, enter the received verification code in the Verification code field, and click Confirm.
      6. In the Create AccessKey dialog box, view the AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret. To save the information of the AccessKey pair, you can click Download CSV File or Copy.Create AccessKey