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Access key

An access key, as the name suggests, is a file used to access a server.

Unlike a simple password, this file is a stronger way of storing access to a server. In the case of Linux, it is directly responsible for access. For Windows, it is used to recover the first generated access password – Windows does not support SSH access that can use this key to directly access a server.

All servers created at Amazon need to be linked to an access key. Default access is also done through this key.