Getting started - AWS Key Management Service

Getting started

To get started, create an AWS KMS customer master key (CMK). The topics in this section explain how to create, view, edit, enable, disable, and tag your CMK. They also explain how to download the public key of an asymmetric CMK.

You can perform these AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) tasks in the AWS Management Console. You can access all AWS KMS features by using the AWS KMS API operations. To run the AWS KMS API operations, use an AWS SDK, AWS Command Line Interface or AWS Tools for PowerShell.