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Key Management Service In AWS Console






Purpose





Symmetric And Asymmetric Keys





AWS Managed And Customer Managed Keys





AWS Managed Keys Vs AWS Owned Keys




  1. AWS controls the lifecycle and key policies of AWS managed keys.
  2. AWS managed keys are resources in customer AWS accounts.
  3. Customers can view CloudTrail events and can access policies and for AWS managed keys.
  4. All requests that are made against these keys are logged as CloudTrail events.




  1. Keys are exclusively used by AWS for internal encryption operations across different AWS services.
  2. Customers do not have visibility into key policies of the AWS owned keys.
  3. Requests to these keys are not logged in the CloudTrail events.

How To Create A Key?




Picture showing the Key Management Service in the search box

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Picture showing the types of key management service that AWS supports

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Picture showing the create a key button for creating the new key in AWS

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Picture showing the section of screen for selecting the key type

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Picture showing a screen for adding the key name and other details

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Picture showing a screen to select the administrative permissions

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Picture showing a screen to select the usage permissions

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Picture showing a review screen before the creation of key

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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
 
Posted On  -  Tuesday, September 21, 2021
 
Updated On  -  Friday, December 31, 2021

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