If you are logged in as the Amazon Web Services Admin user, you can generate the security credentials.


  1. Log in as the admin user.
  2. Select Security Credentials from the My Account pop-up menu.
  3. Click Access Keys.
  4. Create and record the Access Key and Secret Key.
    The Secret Key is not stored after creation. Guard these values carefully, because these keys allow complete access to your Amazon Web Services instance.

What to do next

If you create a default guest group with the default permissions, the default permissions do not include read access to the Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) service. You must use the IAM console to add the elasticmapreduce:DescribeJobFlows permission.