AWS – Access Key & Security Key

 

Background

As the AWS Ecosystem continues to grow it’s security authentication mechanisms continues to swell, as well.

 

Our Instance

Unfortunately various services need various authentication pathways.

For instance, own own implementation requires:

  1. User credentials
    • Multi-factor Authentication
  2. IAM Roles

 

Need

Here I am trying to use a tool and it is asking me for the “AWS access key” and “AWS secret key

app_AccessKey_20180606_0729PM [brushedup].png

 

Process

To review or get a new Access Key and Security key, please do the following:

Outline

  1. Launch browser
  2. Connect to IAM
    • Generic
      • IAM Home Page
        Link
    • Region
      • Region :- US West
        Link
  3. Click on the Users hyperlink
    • In case, you do not see your users
      • Please make sure that you are in right Region
      • Also make sure that you are not switched into Role
  4. Access the “Security Credentials” tab
  5. Review the listed “Access Keys
    • In my case did not have Access Keys listed
  6. Created Accessed Key
    • Clicked on the “Create Access key” button
    • Access Keys was generated
      • Noted the Access Key ID & Secret Access Key
      • Downloaded the csv file which contains the generate Key

 

Screen Shot

IAM Management Console

Welcome

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Users ( Switched to role )

users_role_20180606_1100PM [brushedup].png

Users ( As Self )

users_user_20180607_0914AM.png

Users – [Username] – Security Credentials

SignInCredentials_AccessKeys_20180606_0333PM.png

Create(d) access key

CreateAccessKey_20180606 (brushedup).png

 

Crediting

Crediting BitTitan …

BitTitan :- How do I get an access key for Amazon S3?
Link

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