• Key Management Service

kms
  1. Help Center
  2. Key Management Service
  3. User Guide
  4. Introduction
  5. Functions

Functions

KMS provides the following functions:

  • Manages CMKs.

    Using the KMS console or APIs, you can perform the following operations on CMKs:

    • Creating, querying, enabling, disabling, scheduling the deletion of, and canceling the deletion of CMKs
    • Importing CMKs and deleting CMK material
    • Modifying the aliases and description of CMKs
    • Creating, querying, and revoking a grant
    • Adding, searching for, editing, and deleting tags
  • Creates, encrypts, and decrypts DEKs, and retires a grant on a CMK.

    By calling APIs, you can create, encrypt, and decrypt DEKs, and retire a grant on a CMK. For details, see the Key Management Service API Reference.

  • Generates hardware true random numbers.

    You can generate 512-bit hardware true random numbers using a KMS API. The 512-bit hardware true random numbers can be used as or serve as basis for keys and encryption parameters. For details, see the Key Management Service API Reference.