The AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret are required when you install the file backup client and the virtual machine backup client. This topic describes how to create an AccessKey for a Resource Access Management (RAM) user.

Background information

Do not use the AccessKey of your Alibaba Cloud account. If it is leaked, the security of all your resources is threatened. We recommend that you use the AccessKey of a RAM user to reduce the risk of leakage.


To create an AccessKey for a RAM user, perform the following operations:

  1. Log on to the RAM console by using an Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Identities, and click Users.
  3. In the User Logon Name/Display Name column, click the username of the target RAM user.
  4. In the User AccessKey Pairs section, click Create AccessKey.
    Note You must enter a verification code if you are creating an AccessKey pair for the first time.
  5. Click OK.
    • The AccessKey Secret is displayed only once when you first create it. You cannot retrieve the AccessKey Secret if you forget it. We recommend that you save the AccessKey Secret for subsequent use.
    • If the AccessKey pair is disclosed or lost, you must create a new one. Currently, you can create a maximum of two AccessKey pairs.