This topic describes how to disable an AccessKey pair of a Resource Access Management (RAM) user. If the permissions required by a RAM user change or if a RAM user no longer needs to access Alibaba Cloud resources by calling API operations, you can disable an AccessKey pair of the RAM user.

Background information

Warning After you disable the AccessKey pair of the RAM user, the RAM user cannot use the AccessKey pair to call API operations. If the AccessKey pair is used in your application, a service failure occurs. Proceed with caution.


  1. Log on to the RAM console by using your Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Identities > Users.
  3. On the Users page, click the username of a specific RAM user.
  4. In the User AccessKeys section of the page that appears, find the specific AccessKey pair and click Disable in the Actions column.
    Note To re-enable the AccessKey pair, click Enable in the Actions column.
  5. In the Disable message, click Disable.