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How To Get Your Amazon API Access ID and Secret Access Key

Updated on December 28, 2013
 Access Key ID Secret Access Key Tracking ID
Access Key ID Secret Access Key Tracking ID

Introduction - Using Wordpress Plugins

We cannot deny in this day! That Wordpress is one of the most popular Application or scripts in terms of Website installation. The CMS (Content Management System) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as using plugins and modules. If you are using Wordpress and you're an associate of Amazon, you must know how to get your Amazon Access Key ID and Secret Access Key (API's Keys) to input in your Amazon related plugins. There's a free and payed Amazon Associate Plugins, for me much better if you use a payed plugins to get the full features and functions.

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Step - 1

For existing associates you need to login, for non associates register first before you see this interface and get your API's keys.

  • Login to your account Amazon associate account
  • Next, click the Product Advertising API. To access and manage your account

Step-1 Instruction

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Step-2 Instruction

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Resources - Manage Your AccountManage Your Account - Access Identifiers
Resources - Manage Your Account
Resources - Manage Your Account
Manage Your Account - Access Identifiers
Manage Your Account - Access Identifiers

Step - 2

The Product Advertising API provides programmatic access to Amazon’s product selection and discovery functionality so that developers like you can advertise Amazon products to monetize your website.

You Must Click the Following: As per the Instruction in the images on the right

  1. Resources - Manage Your Account
  2. Manage Your Account - Access Identifiers

Step - 3

After you manage your account, login again to Amazon Web Services with your existing account. Don't tick the new user account, otherwise your access to AWS will be denied. "Attention" popup will promptly appear on the screen, showing security credentials and reminders if ever you lose you access keys. Just tick the "I Understand" and then click the continue.

Step-3 Instruction

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Step-4 Instruction

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Secret Access KeyAccess ID
Secret Access Key
Secret Access Key
Access ID
Access ID


This is the last step to get your API's keys to place on your websites. It highly recommends that you must save this to as text file or word file, in case that you need this code again you will not repeat this method anymore. You must undisclosed your Secret Access Key to protect your affiliate link, I recommend also to cloak your affiliate links to protect from online affiliate link thefts.

  1. Just highlight the Access Key ID, copy and paste to your Wordpress plugins
  2. Click the "Show" to see your Secret Access Key, highlight the code and copy & paste to your website.

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