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Amazon S3 - Bucket Explorer: How to change AWS Secret Access Key

Bucket Explorer reminds you to change secret access key. This reminder is originally shown in Bucket Explorer since there is no such option available in Amazon API. The main purpose of this document is to let you know the steps to change the secret key. Having access to this section, you can see and change your  secret access key .

Follow the steps below to change secret access key:

  1. Go to the sign in page.
  2. Opening this link, you will be taken to a page where you need to provide the email address and password that you used when you sign up to Amazon S3 services.
  3. Click on "Sign in using our secure server" button then Select "Amazon Simple Storage Service"  and click on "Account"  option from the tab. Select "Security Credentials" and it will display the page for creating new credentials
  4. Click on Create a New access Key link, it will prompt “Are you sure you would like to create a new Access key?”. Click on Yes button to create new credentials.

    create new access key for amazon s3

    create access key for amazon s3

  5. You will see that there are two credentials and both are activated at this time.
  6. Click on Inactive link of old credentials, and it will prompt you with “Are you sure you would like to make Access key with ID inactive?“. Click on Yes button and you will see that inactive link is changed to Make Active/Delete link.

    Make active/delete access key for amazon s3

  7. Click on delete link and it will prompt you with “Are you sure you would like to delete the Access key with ID ?“. Clicking on Yes button will delete old credentials.

    delete access key

  8. You can now see the new Access Key in a new row and to see Secret Key, you have to click on show link.
  9. You can also Activate the Inactive Credentials by clicking on Make Active link.
  10. You can now use your new secret access key to run your account in Amazon S3.

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