Getting your AWS access keys - Amazon Simple Email Service

This guide reflects the old console for Amazon SES. For information about the new console for Amazon SES, see the new Amazon Simple Email Service Developer Guide.

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.