AWS AppSync
API Reference (API Version 2017-07-25)

ApiKey

Describes an API key.

Customers invoke AWS AppSync GraphQL API operations with API keys as an identity mechanism. There are two key versions:

da1: This version was introduced at launch in November 2017. These keys always expire after 7 days. Key expiration is managed by Amazon DynamoDB TTL. The keys ceased to be valid after Feb 21, 2018 and should not be used after that date.

  • ListApiKeys returns the expiration time in milliseconds.

  • CreateApiKey returns the expiration time in milliseconds.

  • UpdateApiKey is not available for this key version.

  • DeleteApiKey deletes the item from the table.

  • Expiration is stored in Amazon DynamoDB as milliseconds. This results in a bug where keys are not automatically deleted because DynamoDB expects the TTL to be stored in seconds. As a one-time action, we will delete these keys from the table after Feb 21, 2018.

da2: This version was introduced in February 2018 when AppSync added support to extend key expiration.

  • ListApiKeys returns the expiration time in seconds.

  • CreateApiKey returns the expiration time in seconds and accepts a user-provided expiration time in seconds.

  • UpdateApiKey returns the expiration time in seconds and accepts a user-provided expiration time in seconds. Key expiration can only be updated while the key has not expired.

  • DeleteApiKey deletes the item from the table.

  • Expiration is stored in Amazon DynamoDB as seconds.

Contents

description

A description of the purpose of the API key.

Type: String

Required: No

expires

The time after which the API key expires. The date is represented as seconds since the epoch, rounded down to the nearest hour.

Type: Long

Required: No

id

The API key ID.

Type: String

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following:

On this page: