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  5. Managing CMKs
  6. Querying a CMK

Querying a CMK


This section describes how to use the management console to view the information about a CMK, such as its alias, status, ID, and creation time. The status of a CMK can be Enabled, Disabled, Pending deletion, or Pending import.


You have obtained an account and its password for logging in to the management console.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region or project.
  3. Choose Security > Key Management Service. The Key Management Service page is displayed.
  4. In the CMK list you can view details about the CMKs, as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1 CMK list
    • Select the CMK status from the drop-down list of All statuses. Then the CMK list displays only the CMKs in the corresponding state.
    • Enter the alias of a CMK in the search box on top of the CMK list. Click or press Enter to search for the specified CMK.
    • You can click Search Tag to search for the CMK that meets the search criteria.
    • You can click at the upper right corner on top of the CMK list to show or hide columns of the CMK list.

    Table 1 describes the parameters of a CMK list.

    Table 1 CMK list parameters




    Alias of a CMK


    Status of a CMK, which can be one of the following:

    • Enabled

      The CMK is enabled.

    • Disabled

      The CMK is disabled.

    • Pending deletion

      The CMK is scheduled for deletion.

    • Pending import

      If your CMK does not have the key material, its status is Pending import.


    Random ID of a CMK generated during the CMK creation

    Creation Time

    Creation time of the CMK

    Expiration Time

    Expiration time of the key material. When the material expires, the CMK becomes an empty CMK.


    Source of key material, which can be one of the following:

    • External

      You import the key material for the CMK.

    • Key Management Service

      The CMK uses KMS-generated material.

  5. You can click the alias of a CMK to view its details, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2 CMK details