AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateAlias operation. Creates a display name for a customer master key. An alias can be used to identify a key and should be unique. The console enforces a one-to-one mapping between the alias and a key. An alias name can contain only alphanumeric characters, forward slashes (/), underscores (_), and dashes (-). An alias must start with the word "alias" followed by a forward slash (alias/). An alias that begins with "aws" after the forward slash (alias/aws...) is reserved by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The alias and the key it is mapped to must be in the same AWS account and the same region.

To map an alias to a different key, call UpdateAlias.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.KeyManagementService.AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest
      Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model.CreateAliasRequest

Namespace: Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.KeyManagementService.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public class CreateAliasRequest : AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The CreateAliasRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

NameDescription
Public Method CreateAliasRequest()

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property AliasName System.String

Gets and sets the property AliasName.

String that contains the display name. The name must start with the word "alias" followed by a forward slash (alias/). Aliases that begin with "alias/AWS" are reserved.

Public Property TargetKeyId System.String

Gets and sets the property TargetKeyId.

An identifier of the key for which you are creating the alias. This value cannot be another alias but can be a globally unique identifier or a fully specified ARN to a key.

  • Key ARN Example - arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012

  • Globally Unique Key ID Example - 12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012

Examples

The following example creates an alias for the specified customer master key (CMK).

To create an alias


var response = client.CreateAlias(new CreateAliasRequest 
{
    AliasName = "alias/ExampleAlias", // The alias to create. Aliases must begin with 'alias/'. Do not use aliases that begin with 'alias/aws' because they are reserved for use by AWS.
    TargetKeyId = "1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab" // The identifier of the CMK whose alias you are creating. You can use the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CMK.
});


            

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms