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Create an AWS security token

Create an AWS security token

AWS security tokens allow you to provide trusted users with temporary, limited access to your AWS resources.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, aws_admin

About this task


  1. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Reports > Security Tokens.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill in the fields as described in the table.
  4. Click Submit.
    Table 1. AWS Security Token form fields
    Field Description
    Access key ID The access key ID that identifies the temporary security credentials.
    Arn Amazon resource number that is used to identify the federated user associated with the credentials.
    Account [read-only] The account used to generate a security token.
    Expiration The date on which the current credentials expire.
    Federated user ID The user ID for the federated user associated with the credentials.
    Packed policy size A percentage of the allowed value indicating the size of the policy in packed form.
    Secret access key The secret access key that can be used to sign requests.
    Session token The token that users must pass to the service APU to use the temporary credentials.