What is an AWS Access Key?
Simply so, what is AWS Secret Access Key?
Secret access keys are—as the name implies—secrets, like your password. For your own security, AWS doesn't reveal your password to you if you forgot it (you'd have to set a new password). This applies to both root secret access keys and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user secret access keys.
Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between access key and secret key in AWS? authenticating to AWS via the Web Console requires an IAM User's username and password. The access key ID is a globally unique IAM user identifier, and the secret access key is essentially a password.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do I find my AWS access key and secret key?
Choose your account name in the navigation bar, and then choose My Security Credentials. If you see a warning about accessing the security credentials for your AWS account, choose Continue to Security Credentials. Expand the Access keys (access key ID and secret access key) section.
Where are AWS access keys stored?
Put access keys in one of the following locations: The AWS credentials file. The AWS SDKs and AWS CLI automatically use the credentials that you store in the AWS credentials file. For information about using the AWS credentials file, see the documentation for your SDK.