Obtaining an AK/SK


Each user can create a maximum of two AK/SK pairs. Once they are generated, they are permanently valid.

  • AK: unique ID associated with the SK. It is used together with the SK to sign requests.

  • SK: secret access key used in conjunction with an AK to sign requests cryptographically. It identifies a request sender and prevents the request from being modified.


  1. Log in to the management console, hover the mouse pointer over the username in the upper right corner, and select My Credentials from the drop-down list.

  2. On the My Credentials page, click the Access Keys tab.

  3. Click Create Access Key. In the dialog box that is displayed, enter the login password and verification code sent to your email or mobile phone.

  4. Click OK and download the generated AK/SK pair.


    Keep the AK/SK secure.