class aws_cdk.aws_iam.AccessKey(scope, id, *, user, serial=None, status=None)

Bases: Resource

Define a new IAM Access Key.




# Creates a new IAM user, access and secret keys, and stores the secret access key in a Secret.
user = iam.User(self, "User")
access_key = iam.AccessKey(self, "AccessKey", user=user)
secret = secretsmanager.Secret(self, "Secret",
  • scope (Construct) –

  • id (str) –

  • user (IUser) – The IAM user this key will belong to. Changing this value will result in the access key being deleted and a new access key (with a different ID and secret value) being assigned to the new user.

  • serial (Union[int, float, None]) – A CloudFormation-specific value that signifies the access key should be replaced/rotated. This value can only be incremented. Incrementing this value will cause CloudFormation to replace the Access Key resource. Default: - No serial value

  • status (Optional[AccessKeyStatus]) – The status of the access key. An Active access key is allowed to be used to make API calls; An Inactive key cannot. Default: - The access key is active



Apply the given removal policy to this resource.

The Removal Policy controls what happens to this resource when it stops being managed by CloudFormation, either because you’ve removed it from the CDK application or because you’ve made a change that requires the resource to be replaced.

The resource can be deleted (RemovalPolicy.DESTROY), or left in your AWS account for data recovery and cleanup later (RemovalPolicy.RETAIN).


policy (RemovalPolicy) –

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Returns a string representation of this construct.

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The Access Key ID.


The environment this resource belongs to.

For resources that are created and managed by the CDK (generally, those created by creating new class instances like Role, Bucket, etc.), this is always the same as the environment of the stack they belong to; however, for imported resources (those obtained from static methods like fromRoleArn, fromBucketName, etc.), that might be different than the stack they were imported into.


The tree node.


The Secret Access Key.


The stack in which this resource is defined.

Static Methods

classmethod is_construct(x)

Checks if x is a construct.

Use this method instead of instanceof to properly detect Construct instances, even when the construct library is symlinked.

Explanation: in JavaScript, multiple copies of the constructs library on disk are seen as independent, completely different libraries. As a consequence, the class Construct in each copy of the constructs library is seen as a different class, and an instance of one class will not test as instanceof the other class. npm install will not create installations like this, but users may manually symlink construct libraries together or use a monorepo tool: in those cases, multiple copies of the constructs library can be accidentally installed, and instanceof will behave unpredictably. It is safest to avoid using instanceof, and using this type-testing method instead.


x (Any) – Any object.

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true if x is an object created from a class which extends Construct.

classmethod is_owned_resource(construct)

Returns true if the construct was created by CDK, and false otherwise.


construct (IConstruct) –

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classmethod is_resource(construct)

Check whether the given construct is a Resource.


construct (IConstruct) –

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