The alias of a CMK is a user-friendly name designed to help you locate the CMK easier.
This section describes how to change the alias and description of a CMK on the KMS management console.
- A Default Master Key (the alias suffix of which is /default) does not allow alias and description changes.
- The alias and description of a CMK cannot be changed if the CMK is in Pending deletion status.
- You have obtained an account and its password for logging in to the management console.
- The CMK is in Enabled, Disabled, or Pending import status.