Access Keys are authentication credentials that can be used to communicate with a Rockstor appliance’s API directly. They are similar to username and password credentails used to login to the Web-UI, but are meant for applications to program directly using the API.
In the above example, there are two keys. cliapp is generated by default duing OS installation, whereas newkey is later created by me. A key has two components, an ID and a Secret. Access keys are required for one Rockstor appliance to communicate with another programatically. cliapp is also used internally within a single appliance.