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[ aws . kms ]

enable-key-rotation

Description

Enables automatic rotation of the key material of the specified symmetric encryption KMS key.

When you enable automatic rotation of a`customer managed KMS key <https://docs.aws.amazon.com/kms/latest/developerguide/concepts.html#customer-cmk>`__ , KMS rotates the key material of the KMS key one year (approximately 365 days) from the enable date and every year thereafter. You can monitor rotation of the key material for your KMS keys in CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch. To disable rotation of the key material in a customer managed KMS key, use the DisableKeyRotation operation.

Automatic key rotation is supported only on symmetric encryption KMS keys . You cannot enable or disable automatic rotation of asymmetric KMS keys , HMAC KMS keys , KMS keys with imported key material , or KMS keys in a custom key store . The key rotation status of these KMS keys is always false . To enable or disable automatic rotation of a set of related multi-Region keys , set the property on the primary key.

You cannot enable or disable automatic rotation Amazon Web Services managed KMS keys . KMS always rotates the key material of Amazon Web Services managed keys every year. Rotation of Amazon Web Services owned KMS keys varies.

Note

In May 2022, KMS changed the rotation schedule for Amazon Web Services managed keys from every three years (approximately 1,095 days) to every year (approximately 365 days).

New Amazon Web Services managed keys are automatically rotated one year after they are created, and approximately every year thereafter.

Existing Amazon Web Services managed keys are automatically rotated one year after their most recent rotation, and every year thereafter.

The KMS key that you use for this operation must be in a compatible key state. For details, see Key states of KMS keys in the Key Management Service Developer Guide .

Cross-account use : No. You cannot perform this operation on a KMS key in a different Amazon Web Services account.

Required permissions : kms:EnableKeyRotation (key policy)

Related operations:

  • DisableKeyRotation
  • GetKeyRotationStatus

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  enable-key-rotation
--key-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--key-id (string)

Identifies a symmetric encryption KMS key. You cannot enable or disable automatic rotation of asymmetric KMS keys , HMAC KMS keys , KMS keys with imported key material , or KMS keys in a custom key store . The key rotation status of these KMS keys is always false . To enable or disable automatic rotation of a set of related multi-Region keys , set the property on the primary key.

Specify the key ID or key ARN of the KMS key.

For example:

  • Key ID: 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab
  • Key ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

To get the key ID and key ARN for a KMS key, use ListKeys or DescribeKey .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To enable automatic rotation of a customer master key (CMK)

The following enable-key-rotation example enables automatic rotation of a customer managed customer master key (CMK). The CMK will be rotated one year (365 days) from the date that this command completes and every year thereafter.

To specify the CMK, use the key-id parameter. This example uses a key ARN value, but you can use a key ID or key ARN in this command.

Before running this command, replace the example key ARN with a valid one.

aws kms enable-key-rotation \
    --key-id arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

This command produces no output. To verify that the CMK is enabled, use the get-key-rotation-status command.

For more information, see Rotating Keys in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Output

None