Log in to AWS using Access Key ID and Secret Access Key ID

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In AWS, how do I use my Access Key ID and Secret Access Key?

I can't use them in IAM users sign-in link.
Apr 20, 2018 in AWS by Flying geek
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Access Key ID and Secret Access Key are for API/CLI/SDK access. For IAM sign-in dashboard, you need the username and password. When a new IAM user is added, the user gets the username, password, access key and secret key, and the IAM URL from the IAM admin.

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answered Apr 20, 2018 by Cloud gunner
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Access keys consist of an access key ID (for example, AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE) and a secret access key (for example, wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY). You use access keys to sign programmatic requests that you make to AWS if you use the AWS SDKs, REST, or Query API operations. The AWS SDKs use your access keys to sign requests for you, so that you don't have to handle the signing process. You can also sign requests manually. For more information about access keys, see Access Keys (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.
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answered Aug 17, 2018 by Priyaj
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You can also use the access key and secret key to generate a signed URL to the console. This signed URL will allow to access the console, without being prompted for username and password.

Many AWS customers are using this technique to provide single-sign on for Federated users.

More details are available at : http://docs.aws.amazon.com/STS/latest/UsingSTS/STSMgmtConsole-manualURL.html

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answered Aug 30, 2018 by eatcodesleeprepeat
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