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Access Key

An access key is a set of credentials used to access and authenticate a user's account or resources in a cloud computing environment. It typically consists of an access key ID and a secret access key, which are used together to authenticate a user's identity and grant access to resources. They are typically used for programmatic access to resources, such as through APIs or command-line interfaces.
Access keys can be created and managed by users themselves, or by administrators with appropriate permissions. They can also be revoked or deleted when no longer needed, helping to ensure security and protect against unauthorized access.
Access keys are typically used in conjunction with other security measures, such as multi-factor authentication and access controls, to ensure that only authorized users have access to resources. They can be rotated periodically to help maintain security and reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
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