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Is it safe to give my AWS account credentials to AWS GameKit in the game engine? (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key)

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Is it safe to give my AWS account credentials to AWS GameKit in the game engine? (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key)

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Yes, it is safe to give your AWS account credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) to AWS GameKit in the game engine.

Here's what the documentation says: Securing credentials with the AWS GameKit plugin

You can safely enter your AWS account credentials into the AWS GameKit plugin. AWS GameKit will never store your credentials with your game project or the AWS GameKit configuration files. Credentials are never included in game distributables.

The AWS GameKit plugin asks for your AWS credentials during set up for your game project (see Set up the AWS GameKit plugin for your game). If you opt to not save your credentials locally, you must re-enter your credentials before you can make changes to game feature deployments, either at the start of each new session or when you switch environments. The AWS GameKit plugin does not ask for your credentials at any other time.

Tips for protecting your credentials with AWS GameKit:

  • Do not download the AWS GameKit plugin from anywhere other than an official source.
  • Do not enter credentials in your game code, even in test code for convenience.
  • Avoid storing credentials locally in any files that might be shared. If you use the AWS GameKit plugin option "Store my credentials", your credentials are saved to your home directory (~/.aws/credentials). This is the standard location used by many AWS tools.
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