Key Management - Amazon DocumentDB

Key Management

Amazon DocumentDB uses AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) to retrieve and manage encryption keys. AWS KMS combines secure, highly available hardware and software to provide a key management system scaled for the cloud. Using AWS KMS, you can create encryption keys and define the policies that control how these keys can be used. AWS KMS supports AWS CloudTrail, so you can audit key usage to verify that keys are being used appropriately.

Your AWS KMS keys can be used in combination with Amazon DocumentDB and supported AWS services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Redshift. For a list of services that support AWS KMS, see How AWS Services use AWS KMS in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide. For information about AWS KMS, see What is AWS Key Management Service?