Posted On: Aug 31, 2009

Starting today, Amazon Web Services has made it much easier for you to rotate your access credentials (e.g., an AWS Access Key ID or X.509 Certificate), enabling you to further secure your assets in the AWS cloud. You can now request a new access credential while continuing to keep your existing one active. This allows you to seamlessly replace the existing access credential with the new one without any incurring any downtime to your applications. With this new capability, you can also make your applications more secure by regularly rotating your access credentials, and protect your account in the event your access credentials are lost or compromised. To learn more about or to begin using access credential rotation, visit the Security Credentials page.