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


Returns information about the access key IDs associated with the specified IAM user. If there are none, the action returns an empty list.

Although each user is limited to a small number of keys, you can still paginate the results using the MaxItems and Marker parameters.

If the UserName field is not specified, the UserName is determined implicitly based on the AWS access key ID used to sign the request. Because this action works for access keys under the AWS account, you can use this action to manage root credentials even if the AWS account has no associated users.


To ensure the security of your AWS account, the secret access key is accessible only during key and user creation.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


Use this parameter only when paginating results and only after you receive a response indicating that the results are truncated. Set it to the value of the Marker element in the response that you received to indicate where the next call should start.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 320.

Pattern: [\u0020-\u00FF]+

Required: No


(Optional) Use this only when paginating results to indicate the maximum number of items you want in the response. If additional items exist beyond the maximum you specify, the IsTruncated response element is true.

If you do not include this parameter, it defaults to 100. Note that IAM might return fewer results, even when there are more results available. In that case, the IsTruncated response element returns true and Marker contains a value to include in the subsequent call that tells the service where to continue from.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


The name of the user.

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: =,.@-

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

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

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


A list of objects containing metadata about the access keys.

Type: array of AccessKeyMetadata objects


A flag that indicates whether there are more items to return. If your results were truncated, you can make a subsequent pagination request using the Marker request parameter to retrieve more items. Note that IAM might return fewer than the MaxItems number of results even when there are more results available. We recommend that you check IsTruncated after every call to ensure that you receive all of your results.

Type: Boolean


When IsTruncated is true, this element is present and contains the value to use for the Marker parameter in a subsequent pagination request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 320.

Pattern: [\u0020-\u00FF]+


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that does not exist. The error message describes the entity.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Sample Request

Copy &UserName=Bob &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<ListAccessKeysResponse xmlns=""> <ListAccessKeysResult> <UserName>Bob</UserName> <AccessKeyMetadata> <member> <UserName>Bob</UserName> <AccessKeyId>AKIA1234567890EXAMPLE</AccessKeyId> <Status>Active</Status> </member> <member> <UserName>Susan</UserName> <AccessKeyId>AKIA2345678901EXAMPLE</AccessKeyId> <Status>Inactive</Status> </member> </AccessKeyMetadata> <IsTruncated>false</IsTruncated> </ListAccessKeysResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </ListAccessKeysResponse>

See Also

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