Setting up Amazon Polly on your WordPress website
How do I find my AWS Access Key and Secret Access Key?
To setup Amazon Polly on your website you will need an Amazon Web Services account. In the same way that Google makes you add a credit card for a Maps API, Amazon makes you add a card for AWS services. (image copyright Amazon)
To create an account go here https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-polly-plugin-for-wordpress-update-translate-and-vocalize-your-content/ and in the top right you’ll see the orange CREATE AN AWS ACCOUNT button. Just follow the instructions. AWS is free for most businesses, there are limits but they only apply if you implement their services so for the use of Polly they are not relevant.
For your website to access your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account automatically, we need the Access Key and the Secret Access Key information from your new account.
The Access Key and the Secret Access Key are strings of random numbers, letters and symbols that allow your Amazon AWS Polly plugin to communicate with your AWS account by making your speech and/or translator work.
To find your Access Key and Secret Access Key:
- Log in to your AWS Management Console or sign up for a new account.
- Click on your user name at the top right of the page.
- Click on the Security Credentials link from the drop-down menu.
- Find the Access Credentials section, and copy the latest Access Key ID.
- Click on the Show link in the same row, and copy the Secret Access Key.
- You might want to download the csv file for your records or to send to us.
That’s it. We can now install your plugin and start delivering your website content using speech.