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1. Get Security Credentials (IAM)

Obtain security credentials for stream manager AWS account access:

Create New Policy

In adhering to least-privilege permissions, you need to create a new custom policy stream manager programmatic access.

  • From the IAM dashboard, choose properties from the left-hand navigation.
  • Click on create policy
  • Click on the JSON tab, and paste in the following (replace the entire placeholder text):
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"
  • Click on Next: Tags (optionally, add tag), the Next: Review
  • Give your policy a name (for example “stream manager programmatic access”, then click on Create policy

Create the Stream Manager user account

  • From the left-hand navigation, click on Users
  • Click on Add Users
  • Set user details: enter the username (for example: “production-streammanager”). Do NOT select “enable console access”. Click Next.
  • Select Attach existing policies directly. In the Filter, type in the name of the policy you created above, and place a checkmark to select it. Click Next.
  • Review, and click on Create user
  • Click on view user at the top (or find your new user in the list), and click the Security credentials tab.
  • Under the Access keys section, click on Create access key. Choose Other from the bottom of the list, then click Next
  • Set description tag – optional; click Create access key
  • Download the .csv file and/or click on Show to reveal the access and secret keys generated. It is critical that you make a note of these, as you will not be able to retrieve them from the AWS console if you happen to lose them.
  • Click Done to close the window and return to the IAM Users screen.
  • You should be able to see the user you recently created in the list on the page.

Best Practices – Secret/Key Rotation

For security best practices, it is recommended that you update your access security credentials regularly.