Create an IAM access key using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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Create an IAM access key using an AWS SDK

The following code examples show how to create an IAM access key.

.NET
AWS SDK for .NET
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/// <summary> /// Create a new AccessKey for the user. /// </summary> /// <param name="client">The initialized IAM client object.</param> /// <param name="userName">The name of the user for whom to create the key.</param> /// <returns>A new IAM access key for the user.</returns> public static async Task<AccessKey> CreateAccessKeyAsync( AmazonIdentityManagementServiceClient client, string userName) { var request = new CreateAccessKeyRequest { UserName = userName, }; var response = await client.CreateAccessKeyAsync(request); if (response.AccessKey is not null) { Console.WriteLine($"Successfully created Access Key for {userName}."); } return response.AccessKey; }
C++
SDK for C++
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Aws::String AwsDoc::IAM::createAccessKey(const Aws::String &userName, const Aws::Client::ClientConfiguration &clientConfig) { Aws::IAM::IAMClient iam(clientConfig); Aws::IAM::Model::CreateAccessKeyRequest request; request.SetUserName(userName); Aws::String result; Aws::IAM::Model::CreateAccessKeyOutcome outcome = iam.CreateAccessKey(request); if (!outcome.IsSuccess()) { std::cerr << "Error creating access key for IAM user " << userName << ":" << outcome.GetError().GetMessage() << std::endl; } else { const auto &accessKey = outcome.GetResult().GetAccessKey(); std::cout << "Successfully created access key for IAM user " << userName << std::endl << " aws_access_key_id = " << accessKey.GetAccessKeyId() << std::endl << " aws_secret_access_key = " << accessKey.GetSecretAccessKey() << std::endl; result = accessKey.GetAccessKeyId(); } return result; }
Go
SDK for Go V2
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// UserWrapper encapsulates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user actions // used in the examples. // It contains an IAM service client that is used to perform user actions. type UserWrapper struct { IamClient *iam.Client } // CreateAccessKeyPair creates an access key for a user. The returned access key contains // the ID and secret credentials needed to use the key. func (wrapper UserWrapper) CreateAccessKeyPair(userName string) (*types.AccessKey, error) { var key *types.AccessKey result, err := wrapper.IamClient.CreateAccessKey(context.TODO(), &iam.CreateAccessKeyInput{ UserName: aws.String(userName)}) if err != nil { log.Printf("Couldn't create access key pair for user %v. Here's why: %v\n", userName, err) } else { key = result.AccessKey } return key, err }
Java
SDK for Java 2.x
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public static String createIAMAccessKey(IamClient iam,String user) { try { CreateAccessKeyRequest request = CreateAccessKeyRequest.builder() .userName(user) .build(); CreateAccessKeyResponse response = iam.createAccessKey(request); return response.accessKey().accessKeyId(); } catch (IamException e) { System.err.println(e.awsErrorDetails().errorMessage()); System.exit(1); } return ""; }
  • For API details, see CreateAccessKey in AWS SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

JavaScript
SDK for JavaScript V3
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Create the client.

import { IAMClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the AWS Region. const REGION = "REGION"; // For example, "us-east-1". // Create an IAM service client object. const iamClient = new IAMClient({ region: REGION }); export { iamClient };

Create the access key.

// Import required AWS SDK clients and commands for Node.js. import { iamClient } from "./libs/iamClient.js"; import { CreateAccessKeyCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the parameters. export const params = {UserName: "IAM_USER_NAME"}; //IAM_USER_NAME export const run = async () => { try { const data = await iamClient.send(new CreateAccessKeyCommand(params)); console.log("Success", data); return data; } catch (err) { console.log("Error", err); } }; run();
SDK for JavaScript V2
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// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set the region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create the IAM service object var iam = new AWS.IAM({apiVersion: '2010-05-08'}); iam.createAccessKey({UserName: 'IAM_USER_NAME'}, function(err, data) { if (err) { console.log("Error", err); } else { console.log("Success", data.AccessKey); } });
Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
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This is prerelease documentation for a feature in preview release. It is subject to change.

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suspend fun createIAMAccessKey(user: String?): String { val request = CreateAccessKeyRequest { userName = user } IamClient { region = "AWS_GLOBAL" }.use { iamClient -> val response = iamClient.createAccessKey(request) return response.accessKey?.accessKeyId.toString() } }
  • For API details, see CreateAccessKey in AWS SDK for Kotlin API reference.

Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
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def create_key(user_name): """ Creates an access key for the specified user. Each user can have a maximum of two keys. :param user_name: The name of the user. :return: The created access key. """ try: key_pair = iam.User(user_name).create_access_key_pair() logger.info( "Created access key pair for %s. Key ID is %s.", key_pair.user_name, key_pair.id) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't create access key pair for %s.", user_name) raise else: return key_pair
  • For API details, see CreateAccessKey in AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) API Reference.

Ruby
SDK for Ruby
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# Creates an access key for a user. # # @param user [Aws::IAM::User] The user that owns the key. # @return [Aws::IAM::AccessKeyPair] The newly created access key. def create_access_key_pair(user) user_key = user.create_access_key_pair puts("Created access key pair for user.") rescue Aws::Errors::ServiceError => e puts("Couldn't create access keys for user #{user.name}.") puts("\t#{e.code}: #{e.message}") raise else user_key end
Rust
SDK for Rust
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This documentation is for an SDK in preview release. The SDK is subject to change and should not be used in production.

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pub async fn create_access_key(client: &iamClient, user_name: &str) -> Result<AccessKey, iamError> { let mut tries: i32 = 0; let max_tries: i32 = 10; let response: Result<CreateAccessKeyOutput, SdkError<CreateAccessKeyError>> = loop { match client.create_access_key().user_name(user_name).send().await { Ok(inner_response) => { break Ok(inner_response); } Err(e) => { tries += 1; if tries > max_tries { break Err(e); } sleep(Duration::from_secs(2)).await; } } }; Ok(response.unwrap().access_key.unwrap()) }
Swift
SDK for Swift
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This is prerelease documentation for an SDK in preview release. It is subject to change.

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public func createAccessKey(userName: String) async throws -> IAMClientTypes.AccessKey { let input = CreateAccessKeyInput( userName: userName ) do { let output = try await iamClient.createAccessKey(input: input) guard let accessKey = output.accessKey else { throw ServiceHandlerError.keyError } return accessKey } catch { throw error } }