Working with Customer Master Keys (CMKs) using the AWS KMS API


What is AWS Key Management Service? AWS Key Management Service (or KMS for short) is the service you use to securely store your encryption keys in AWS. If you need data encryption on your AWS resources, such as EBS volumes or RDS databases, you can use AWS KMS to simplify the process for you. You start using the service by requesting the creation of a customer master key or CMK. By default, AWS KMS creates the key material for your CMK. You also have the option of importing your own keys to AWS if you wish to. Note that during [...]