Generating access keys

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This document describes how to generate access keys. Access keys are used to access AWS Command Line Interface and connect integrated development environments, like PhpStorm.

You can only generate an access key for your own account. If you want to create another account and generate an access key for that account, contact support.

To generate an access key:

  1. In the AWS Management Console navigation bar, select your username > My Security Credentials. My security credentials button
  2. On the My security credentials page, select Create access key. Create access key button This opens the Create access key window with the success message displayed. Your access key has been generated.
  3. To download the access key, select Download .csv file. Download csv file button
  4. Optional: To check the access key in this window, select Show secret access key.

You generated and downloaded your access key.