Alibaba Cloud Access Key is a “secure password” designed to secure the access to your cloud resources over APIs (instead of the management console). You can use the Access Key to sign API request content in order to pass server security authentication.
This Access Key is generated and used by pairing an AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret. Each Alibaba Cloud user can create multiple access key/secret key pairs. You can activate (Active), deactivate (Inactive), or delete generated access key/secret key pairs at will.
You can create and manage all access key/secret key pairs through the Key Management Page on the Alibaba Cloud console. You need to save the access key/secret key pairs because they are a critical factor in Alibaba Cloud’s API request security authentication. If a key pair may have been leaked, it is recommended that you immediately delete this key pair and generate a new one.