Requesting Temporary Credentials for a Role

Last updated: 2020-06-05 19:15:48


    This is a legacy API which has been hidden and will no longer be updated. We recommend using the new CAM API 3.0 which is standardized and faster.

    API Description

    This API (AssumeRole) is used to request temporary credentials for a role.
    Request domain name:

    Input Parameters

    The following request parameter list only provides the API request parameters. Other parameters can be found in Common Request Parameters.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    roleArn Yes String Description of a role's resources. For example: qcs::cam::uin/12345678:role/4611686018427397919, qcs::cam::uin/12345678:roleName/testRoleName.
    roleSessionName Yes String User-defined name of a temporary session
    durationSeconds No Int The validity period of the temporary credentials (in seconds). Default is 1,800 seconds. The maximum value is 7,200 seconds.

    Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    credentials credentials The object contains a triad of token, tmpSecretId and tmpSecretKey.

    Credential Data Structures

    Parameter Name Type Description
    token String Token value
    tmpSecretId String Temporary security certificate ID
    tmpSecretKey String Temporary security certificate ID


    &roleSessionName=abc&durationSeconds=1800&<Common request parameters>


        "code": 0,
        "message": "",
        "codeDesc": "Success",
        "data": {
            "credentials": {
                "sessionToken": "5e776c4216ff4d31a7c74fe194a978a3ff2a42864",
                "tmpSecretId": "AKIDcAZnqgar9ByWq6m7ucIn8LNEuY2MkPCl",
                "tmpSecretKey": "VpxrX0IMCpHXWL0Wr3KQNCqJix1uhMqD"
            "expiredTime": 1506433269,
            "expiration": "2017-09-26T13:41:09Z"

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