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[ aws . kms ]

enable-key

Description

Sets the key state of a customer master key (CMK) to enabled. This allows you to use the CMK for cryptographic operations . You cannot perform this operation on a CMK in a different AWS account.

The CMK that you use for this operation must be in a compatible key state. For details, see How Key State Affects Use of a Customer Master Key in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

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

Options

--key-id (string)

A unique identifier for the customer master key (CMK).

Specify the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CMK.

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 CMK, 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 a customer master key (CMK)

The following enable-key example enables a customer managed customer master key (CMK). You can use a command like this one to enable a CMK that you temporarily disabled by using the disable-key command. You can also use it to enable a CMK that is disabled because it was scheduled for deletion and the deletion was canceled.

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

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

aws kms enable-key \
    --key-id 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

This command produces no output. To verify that the CMK is enabled, use the describe-key command. See the values of the KeyState and Enabled fields in the describe-key output.

For more information, see Enabling and Disabling Keys in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Output

None