Credentials - Amazon Security Token Service
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Amazon credentials for API authentication.



The access key ID that identifies the temporary security credentials.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 16. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w]*

Required: Yes


The date on which the current credentials expire.

Type: Timestamp

Required: Yes


The secret access key that can be used to sign requests.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The token that users must pass to the service API to use the temporary credentials.

Type: String

Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: