Creating a Root Access Key and Secret Key

You may create an Access Key and Secret Key in your root account before you create any individual Users (sub-user). There are reasons that you really should create these Sub-Users first, but if you can't wait, here's how you can create an Access Key and Secret Key right away. 

  1. Log into the Wasabi Console as the root user. 
  2. Click on the Menu tab to show the full menu to the left side (Overview/Users/Groups/Access Keys/Policies/Roles/Support) 
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  3. Click on the Access Keys item 
  4. Select the +CREATE NEW ACCESS KEY button
    You will get a pop-up that this was successful
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  5. BE SURE TO KEEP A COPY OF THESE KEYS. You may go back to see the Access Key, but the Secret Key cannot be obtained after the fact, so be sure you have a copy of this now. You can copy them down as a CSV file, you can copy them both to the clipboard, or you can display them on the screen and copy and paste them yourself, but be sure to keep a copy of them. 
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NOTE: There is a limit of TWO Access/Secret Keys per user, including the root user. if you lose one of these, you may have to delete it and add a new one in. Take care with these keys. 

Now, when you have an application that requires and Access Key and Secret Key, you can use those. Remember that you probably want to make sub-users for this. 

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