Last updated: 2020-07-17 09:42:11

1. API Description

Domain name for API request:

This API is used to create an API key pair.

A maximum of 20 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example:

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2. Input Parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

Parameter Name Required Type Description
Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: CreateApiKey.
Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2018-08-08.
Region Yes String Common parameter. For more information, please see the list of regions supported by the product.
SecretName Yes String Custom key name.
AccessKeyType No String Key type. Valid values: auto, manual (custom key). Default value: auto.
AccessKeyId No String Custom key ID, which is required if AccessKeyType is manual. It can contain 5–50 letters, digits, and underscores.
AccessKeySecret No String Custom key, which is required if AccessKeyType is manual. It can contain 10–50 letters, digits, and underscores.

3. Output Parameters

Parameter Name Type Description
Result ApiKey New key details.
Note: this field may return null, indicating that no valid values can be obtained.
RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

4. Example

Example1 CreateApiKey

Input Example
&<Common request parameters>

Output Example

  "Response": {
    "Result": {
      "AccessKeyId": "AKID8my5MRr9i6VM98F3dZG9zV0KuBq5ID7pMG83",
      "AccessKeySecret": "9i3BQU8lMUl2dAvrF8RvL5EM6RKEG47P770du61B",
      "AccessKeyType": "auto",
      "SecretName": "test",
      "Status": 1,
      "CreatedTime": "2020-02-26T06:10:01Z",
      "ModifiedTime": "2020-02-26T06:10:01Z"
    "RequestId": "ad5218b4-edc3-4195-ba4d-a0ef176783ba"

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6. Error Code

The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

Error Code Description
LimitExceeded.ApiKeyCountLimitExceeded The number of keys exceeds the limit.

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