This topic describes the different types of credentials used by Eucalyptus.

Each user has a unique set of credentials. These credentials are used to authenticate access to resources. There are three types of credentials:

You can manage credentials using the command line tools (the euare- commands). For more information about the command line tools, see the Euca2ools Reference Guide.

In IAM, each account has its own credentials. In Eucalyptus, the equivalent of account credentials are the credentials of admin user of the account.