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[resolved] Access Keys cannot be verified (3 posts)

  1. sinanonline
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I am running WordPress on my own server. When I try to input the keys, I get the following error:
    AWS Request Failed, please check keys - Error Message: Request has expired. Timestamp date is 2013-01-07T19:29:14Z.

    Any idea why this could be happening? Could it be a firewall configuration issue - I do have ports 80 and 443 open.



  2. paulstuttard
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #


    It could be that the time or the timezone is incorrect on your server?

    The time sent in the request is normalised to Universal Time (GMT), e.g. If you made a request at the time of this post it would be something like: 2013-01-08T12:28:02.000Z.

    If you use the Amazon Scratchpad to run a test request using your API keys and Affiliate ID, click on the 'Request' TAB and check that the Timestamp there (last line of the 'Name-Value Pairs' box) is showing the same hour as the one returning in the ERROR message from the Plugin Settings page.

    Hope this helps,


  3. sinanonline
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah-ha! You were right on target. I installed ntpd on the server and then everything got resolved.

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