- AWS Code Sample demonstrates how to create an alias. The alias must be unique in the account and region. If you create an alias for a CMK that already has an alias, CreateAlias creates another alias to the same CMK. It does not replace the existing alias.

package aws.example.kms; import; import; import; public class CreateAlias { public static void main(String[] args) { final String USAGE = "To run this example, supply a key id or ARN and an alias name\n" + "Usage: CreateAlias <key-id> <alias-name>\n" + "Example: CreateAlias 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab " + "alias/projectKey1\n"; if (args.length != 2) { System.out.println(USAGE); System.exit(1); } String targetKeyId = args[0]; String aliasName = args[1]; AWSKMS kmsClient = AWSKMSClientBuilder.standard().build(); // Create an alias for a CMK CreateAliasRequest req = new CreateAliasRequest().withAliasName(aliasName).withTargetKeyId(targetKeyId); kmsClient.createAlias(req); } }

Sample Details

Service: kms

Last tested: 2019-04-09

Author: AWS

Type: full-example