This topic describes how to delete an AccessKey pair for a Resource Access Management (RAM) user. If a RAM user no longer needs to access Alibaba Cloud resources by calling API operations or using other development tools, you can delete an AccessKey pair of the RAM user.


Before you delete an AccessKey pair, you can query the time when the AccessKey pair was last used to determine whether the AccessKey pair is in use. For information about how to query the time when an AccessKey pair was last used, see View the information about an AccessKey pair.

Notice If you delete an AccessKey pair that is being used, system errors may occur. 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 Delete in the Actions column.
  5. Click OK.