AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Key Management Service ImportKeyMaterial API operation.

Syntax

Import-KMSKeyMaterial
-KeyId <String>
-EncryptedKeyMaterial <Byte[]>
-ExpirationModel <ExpirationModelType>
-ImportToken <Byte[]>
-ValidTo <DateTime>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Imports key material into an existing symmetric AWS KMS customer master key (CMK) that was created without key material. After you successfully import key material into a CMK, you can reimport the same key material into that CMK, but you cannot import different key material. You cannot perform this operation on an asymmetric CMK or on any CMK in a different AWS account. For more information about creating CMKs with no key material and then importing key material, see Importing Key Material in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide. Before using this operation, call GetParametersForImport. Its response includes a public key and an import token. Use the public key to encrypt the key material. Then, submit the import token from the same GetParametersForImport response. When calling this operation, you must specify the following values:
  • The key ID or key ARN of a CMK with no key material. Its Origin must be EXTERNAL. To create a CMK with no key material, call CreateKey and set the value of its Origin parameter to EXTERNAL. To get the Origin of a CMK, call DescribeKey.)
  • The encrypted key material. To get the public key to encrypt the key material, call GetParametersForImport.
  • The import token that GetParametersForImport returned. You must use a public key and token from the same GetParametersForImport response.
  • Whether the key material expires and if so, when. If you set an expiration date, AWS KMS deletes the key material from the CMK on the specified date, and the CMK becomes unusable. To use the CMK again, you must reimport the same key material. The only way to change an expiration date is by reimporting the same key material and specifying a new expiration date.
When this operation is successful, the key state of the CMK changes from PendingImport to Enabled, and you can use the CMK. If this operation fails, use the exception to help determine the problem. If the error is related to the key material, the import token, or wrapping key, use GetParametersForImport to get a new public key and import token for the CMK and repeat the import procedure. For help, see How To Import Key Material in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide. 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.

Parameters

-EncryptedKeyMaterial <Byte[]>
The encrypted key material to import. The key material must be encrypted with the public wrapping key that GetParametersForImport returned, using the wrapping algorithm that you specified in the same GetParametersForImport request.The cmdlet will automatically convert the supplied parameter of type string, string[], System.IO.FileInfo or System.IO.Stream to byte[] before supplying it to the service.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ExpirationModel <ExpirationModelType>
Specifies whether the key material expires. The default is KEY_MATERIAL_EXPIRES, in which case you must include the ValidTo parameter. When this parameter is set to KEY_MATERIAL_DOES_NOT_EXPIRE, you must omit the ValidTo parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ImportToken <Byte[]>
The import token that you received in the response to a previous GetParametersForImport request. It must be from the same response that contained the public key that you used to encrypt the key material.The cmdlet will automatically convert the supplied parameter of type string, string[], System.IO.FileInfo or System.IO.Stream to byte[] before supplying it to the service.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-KeyId <String>
The identifier of the symmetric CMK that receives the imported key material. The CMK's Origin must be EXTERNAL. This must be the same CMK specified in the KeyID parameter of the corresponding GetParametersForImport request.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.
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the KeyId parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^KeyId' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The cmdlet doesn't have a return value by default. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model.ImportKeyMaterialResponse). Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ValidTo <DateTime>
The time at which the imported key material expires. When the key material expires, AWS KMS deletes the key material and the CMK becomes unusable. You must omit this parameter when the ExpirationModel parameter is set to KEY_MATERIAL_DOES_NOT_EXPIRE. Otherwise it is required.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-EndpointUrl <String>
The endpoint to make the call against.Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>
Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials.If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesStoredCredentials, AWSProfileName
-Region <Object>
The system name of an AWS region or an AWSRegion instance. This governs the endpoint that will be used when calling service operations. Note that the AWS resources referenced in a call are usually region-specific.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesRegionToCall
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSK, SecretAccessKey
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesST

Outputs

This cmdlet does not generate any output.The service response (type Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model.ImportKeyMaterialResponse) can be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z