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AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

AccessKey

Contains information about an AWS access key.

This data type is used as a response element in the CreateAccessKey and ListAccessKeys actions.

Note

The SecretAccessKey value is returned only in response to CreateAccessKey. You can get a secret access key only when you first create an access key; you cannot recover the secret access key later. If you lose a secret access key, you must create a new access key.

Contents

AccessKeyId

The ID for this access key.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 16. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w]+

Required: Yes

CreateDate

The date when the access key was created.

Type: Timestamp

Required: No

SecretAccessKey

The secret key used to sign requests.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Status

The status of the access key. Active means the key is valid for API calls, while Inactive means it is not.

Type: String

Valid Values: Active | Inactive

Required: Yes

UserName

The name of the IAM user that the access key is associated with.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following:

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