Product Advertising API
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Becoming a Product Advertising API Developer

The Product Advertising API allows developers to advertise products from the following Amazon sites:

After you register for Amazon Associates, register to become a Product Advertising API developer.

  1. On the Amazon Associates page, click the Product Advertising API link. Use the same email address that you used for your Associates account. You can also use the table at the bottom of this page to locate the Product Advertising API URL for your locale.

  2. Follow the instructions to register as a Product Advertising API developer.

  3. On the Success page, click Manage Your Account. We automatically create an AWS account for you. You will use your AWS account security credentials to make calls to the Product Advertising API .

  4. On the Manage Your Account page, click the AWS Security Credentials Console link and sign in your AWS account using the same email address and password.

  5. A pop-up message appears. Click Continue to Security Credentials.

  6. Click Access Keys (Access Key ID and Secret Key).

  7. Click Create New Access Key, and then click Show Access Key or Download Key File to retrieve the credentials.

  8. Save the access key information in a safe location. You will use these credentials to make calls to the Product Advertising API.


You can access the secret access key only when you first create an access key pair. For security reasons, it cannot be retrieved at any later time. Ensure that you save both the access key ID and its matching secret key. If you lose them, you must create a new access key pair.

IAM roles are not currently supported. You must use the root account credentials.