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update-alias

Description

Associates an existing alias with a different customer master key (CMK). Each CMK can have multiple aliases, but the aliases must be unique within the account and region. You cannot perform this operation on an alias in a different AWS account.

This operation works only on existing aliases. To change the alias of a CMK to a new value, use CreateAlias to create a new alias and DeleteAlias to delete the old alias.

Because an alias is not a property of a CMK, you can create, update, and delete the aliases of a CMK without affecting the CMK. Also, aliases do not appear in the response from the DescribeKey operation. To get the aliases of all CMKs in the account, use the ListAliases operation.

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/ ). The alias name can contain only alphanumeric characters, forward slashes (/), underscores (_), and dashes (-). Alias names cannot begin with aws ; that alias name prefix is reserved by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The result of this operation varies with the key state of the CMK. 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

  update-alias
--alias-name <value>
--target-key-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--alias-name (string)

String that contains the name of the alias to be modified. The name must start with the word "alias" followed by a forward slash (alias/). Aliases that begin with "alias/aws" are reserved.

--target-key-id (string)

Unique identifier of the customer master key to be mapped to the alias.

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 .

To verify that the alias is mapped to the correct CMK, use ListAliases .

--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.

Output

None