AWS Security Token Service
API Reference (API Version 2011-06-15)

GetAccessKeyInfo

Returns the account identifier for the specified access key ID.

Access keys consist of two parts: an access key ID (for example, AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE) and a secret access key (for example, wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY). For more information about access keys, see Managing Access Keys for IAM Users in the IAM User Guide.

When you pass an access key ID to this operation, it returns the ID of the AWS account to which the keys belong. Access key IDs beginning with AKIA are long-term credentials for an IAM user or the AWS account root user. Access key IDs beginning with ASIA are temporary credentials that are created using STS operations. If the account in the response belongs to you, you can sign in as the root user and review your root user access keys. Then, you can pull a credentials report to learn which IAM user owns the keys. To learn who requested the temporary credentials for an ASIA access key, view the STS events in your CloudTrail logs in the IAM User Guide.

This operation does not indicate the state of the access key. The key might be active, inactive, or deleted. Active keys might not have permissions to perform an operation. Providing a deleted access key might return an error that the key doesn't exist.

Request Parameters

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

AccessKeyId

The identifier of an access key.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters that can consist of any upper- or lowercase letter or digit.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [\w]*

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

Account

The number used to identify the AWS account.

Type: String

Errors

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

Example

Sample Request

https://sts.amazonaws.com/ ?Version=2011-06-15 &Action=GetAccessKeyInfo &AccessKeyId=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE

Sample Response

<GetAccessKeyInfoResponse xmlns="https://sts.amazonaws.com/doc/ 2011-06-15/"> <GetAccessKeyInfoResult> <Account>111122223333</RequestId> </GetAccessKeyInfoResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </GetAccessKeyInfoResponse>

See Also

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