DreamObjects Keys


Each user has at least one Key Pair set which consists of the following:

  • a 20 character Access Key (similar to a username for a bucket), and
  • a 40 character Secret Key (similar to a password for a bucket and automatically generated).

The panel uses these credentials to access your buckets and objects.

Viewing your keys

To view your keys, click on your username.

The Secret Key does not display by default. Click the Show Secret Key link to view the Secret Key.

  • Most third-party clients like Cyberduck, as well as APIs and tools that are written using the API, also use these credentials to gain access to the DreamObjects programmatic cluster.
  • A user can have multiple keys to provide fine-grain access.
  • Removing a key pair removes access for any application using it.

Copying your Access Key

As a convenience, when you click an Access Key or Secret Key the text is selected (though not copied to the clipboard). Once the key is highlighted, you can copy it.


Ctrl + C to copy.

Ctrl + V to paste.


Ks command.gif (Command key) + C  to copy.

Ks command.gif (Command key) + V to paste.

Adding a Key Pair

  1. Navigate to the DreamObjects page in your DreamHost panel.

  2. Either collapse your User object or scroll to the bottom of your expanded User object to find the User Controls.
  3. Click the Add Key button.
    An S3 key is immediately added to your user.

Deleting a Key Pair

  1. Navigate to the DreamObjects page in your DreamHost panel.

  2. Navigate to the Key Pair you wish to delete and locate the Remove Key button on the right-hand side of that row.
  3. Click the Remove Key button.

    A confirmation dialog box opens.

Deleting the Key Pair will result in a loss of access for all clients and scripts that have been using that Key Pair.

  1. Click the Remove button.

    The Key Pair is deleted.

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