Access Keys

Access keys are long-term credentials for an OORT account root user. You can use access keys to sign programmatic requests to the AWS CLI or OORT Storage S3-Compatible API.
Access keys consist of two parts
An access key ID (for example, AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE) and a secret access key (for example, wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY). Like a user name and password, you must use both the access key ID and secret access key together to authenticate your requests. Manage your access keys as securely as you do your user name and password.
If you need to use long-term access keys, you can create, view, or delete your access keys (access key IDs and secret access keys). You can have a maximum of ten access keys. This allows you to rotate the active keys according to best practices.
When you create an access key pair, save the access key ID and secret access key in a secure location. The secret access key is available only at the time you create it. If you lose your secret access key, you must delete the access key and create a new one.

Create, view, or delete your own access keys

-> Sign in to the OORT Console
-> In the navigation bar on the left, click Access Keys and open the section.
-> Do any of the following:
  • To create an access key, choose Create Access Key. If this feature is disabled, then you must delete one of the existing keys before you can create a new one. A warning explains that you have only this one opportunity to view or download the secret access key. To copy the key to paste it somewhere else for safekeeping, choose Secret Key Show.
  • To delete your access key, click Delete. OORT recommends that before you do this, you first deactivate the key and test that it’s no longer in use.