|Credentials / Working with User Credentials|
Eucalyptus provides two main ways of getting user credentials. In both cases, Eucalyptus returns a zip file that contains keys, certificates, a bash script, and several other required files. To use these credentials with such CLI tools as euca2ools or ec2-tools, unzip your credentials zip file to a directory of your choice.
/usr/sbin/euca_conf --cred-account <account> --cred-user <user_name> --get-credentials <filename>.zip
Where <account> and <user_name> are the names of the account and the user whose credentials are retrieved.
In the following example we download the credentials zip file to ~/.euca, then change access permissions, as shown:
mkdir ~/.euca cd ~/.euca unzip <filepath>/<creds_zipfile>.zip chmod 0700 ~/.euca chmod 0600 *
Alternatively, you can view and copy your access keys and X.509 certificates from the Eucalyptus Administrator Console after logging in, using the Navigation menu.