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Recipe: Add a new Access Key for an AWS User

Expected deliverables:

A new Access Key for an AWS User to connect External Repositores based on AWS S3, connect an Object Storage Repository for Capacity/Archive Tier, or to restore to AWS EC2.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • AWS User Credentials using Identity and Access Management (IAM) user credentials (recommended) or AWS account root user credentials.

Before you start:

Make sure the user whose credentials you plan to use have proper privileges to interact with AWS resources.


It’s assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment. If you need to install Veeam Backup Server, please refer to Installing Veeam Backup & Replication All-In-One Base system Recipe.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. From the main menu, select Manage Cloud Credentials.
  3. Click Add > AWS access key.
  4. In the Access key field, enter an access key ID.
  5. In the Secret key field, enter a secret access key. To view the entered secret key, click and hold the eye icon on the right of the field.
  6. In the Description field, enter a description for the created credentials record.
  7. Click OK to complete the process.

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