How do I get an access key for Amazon S3?
Use an access key ID and secret access key to authenticate an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account in a Cloud Storage migration project. An AWS secret access key can’t be retrieved after it has been created. Once lost, it cannot be recovered; a new access key must be created.
Follow the steps below to create a new secret access key for an AWS account:
- Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console.
- In the navigation pane, choose Users.
- Add a checkmark next to the name of the desired user, and then choose User Actions from the top.
Note: The selected user must have read and write access to the AWS S3 bucket for the migration.
- Click on Manage Access Keys.
- Click on Create Access Key.
Note: Each AWS account can only have two access keys. If the secret access keys are lost, one of the existing access keys must be deleted, and a new one created.
- Click on Show User Security Credentials.
- Copy and paste the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key values, or click on Download Credentials to download the credentials in a CSV (file).
Note: To learn how to delete a secret access key once the Cloud Storage migration project is completed, read KB005286: How do I delete an Amazon S3 access key when the Cloud Storage migration project is complete?