Getting your AWS access keys - Amazon Simple Email Service Classic

This is the user guide for Amazon SES Classic. Updates and new features are only being documented in the new Amazon SES Developer Guide which we recommend to use.

Getting your AWS access keys

After you've signed up for Amazon SES, you'll need to obtain your AWS access keys if you want to access Amazon SES through the Amazon SES API, whether by the Query (HTTPS) interface directly or indirectly through an AWS SDK, the AWS Command Line Interface, or the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. AWS access keys consist of an access key ID and a secret access key.

For more information about the types of security keys that you can use in Amazon SES, see Types of Amazon SES credentials. For information about obtaining AWS access keys, see AWS security credentials in the AWS General Reference.