This document describes how to create, enable/disable, delete, and view an API key for a root account.
Go to the API Key Management page in the CAM Console.
You can create an API key for a root account. After the API key is created, the root account can use APIs, SDKs, or other development tools to manage the resources under the account.
On the API Key Management page, click Create Key in the top-left corner and complete the API key creation operations.
- One root account can have at most two API keys.
- The root account API key represents your account identity and granted permissions, which is equivalent to your login password. Do not disclose it to others.
- An API key is an important credential for creating TencentCloud API requests. For the security of your assets and services, please keep the keys private, change them regularly, and delete old keys promptly after creating new ones.
You can view and copy the
SecretKey information of the API key of the root account. You can use the
SecretKey to use APIs, SDKs, or other developer tools to manage resources under the account.
SecretIdfrom the Key column.
SecretKeyafter completing identity verification.
You can disable the API key of the root account. Do note that Tencent Cloud will block all requests that use the API key after it is disabled.
You can click Enable in the "Operation" column to enable the key. After the key is enabled, you can use APIs, SDKs, or other developer tools to manage the resources under the account.
Please note that an API key cannot be recovered once deleted.