Access Key

Access keys are random tokens that serve as a username to grant access to a Space.

While they allow people or programs to connect to Spaces with third-party clients and the API, they do not provide access to the control panel or other DigitalOcean resources.

To connect to your DigitalOcean resources this way, pair your access key with a secret key. Then, use the access key to sign requests that you send.

Users who connect with access keys can create, destroy, read, and write to all of the Spaces for the account. However, the privileges granted by Spaces access keys do not provide access to the control panel and do not extend to other DigitalOcean resources.