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type CreateKeyInput struct { BypassPolicyLockoutSafetyCheck *bool `type:"boolean"` CustomKeyStoreId *string `min:"1" type:"string"` Description *string `type:"string"` KeyUsage *string `type:"string" enum:"KeyUsageType"` Origin *string `type:"string" enum:"OriginType"` Policy *string `min:"1" type:"string"` Tags []*Tag `type:"list"` }


Type: *bool

A flag to indicate whether to bypass the key policy lockout safety check.

Setting this value to true increases the risk that the CMK becomes unmanageable. Do not set this value to true indiscriminately.

For more information, refer to the scenario in the Default Key Policy ( section in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Use this parameter only when you include a policy in the request and you intend to prevent the principal that is making the request from making a subsequent PutKeyPolicy request on the CMK.

The default value is false.


Type: *string

Creates the CMK in the specified custom key store ( and the key material in its associated AWS CloudHSM cluster. To create a CMK in a custom key store, you must also specify the Origin parameter with a value of AWS_CLOUDHSM. The AWS CloudHSM cluster that is associated with the custom key store must have at least two active HSMs, each in a different Availability Zone in the Region.

To find the ID of a custom key store, use the DescribeCustomKeyStores operation.

The response includes the custom key store ID and the ID of the AWS CloudHSM cluster.

This operation is part of the Custom Key Store feature ( feature in AWS KMS, which combines the convenience and extensive integration of AWS KMS with the isolation and control of a single-tenant key store.


Type: *string

A description of the CMK.

Use a description that helps you decide whether the CMK is appropriate for a task.


Type: *string

The intended use of the CMK.

You can use CMKs only for symmetric encryption and decryption.


Type: *string

The source of the CMK's key material. You cannot change the origin after you create the CMK.

The default is AWS_KMS, which means AWS KMS creates the key material in its own key store.

When the parameter value is EXTERNAL, AWS KMS creates a CMK without key material so that you can import key material from your existing key management infrastructure. For more information about importing key material into AWS KMS, see Importing Key Material ( in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

When the parameter value is AWS_CLOUDHSM, AWS KMS creates the CMK in a AWS KMS custom key store ( and creates its key material in the associated AWS CloudHSM cluster. You must also use the CustomKeyStoreId parameter to identify the custom key store.


Type: *string

The key policy to attach to the CMK.

If you provide a key policy, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Each statement in the key policy must contain one or more principals. The principals in the key policy must exist and be visible to AWS KMS. When you create a new AWS principal (for example, an IAM user or role), you might need to enforce a delay before including the new principal in a key policy because the new principal might not be immediately visible to AWS KMS. For more information, see Changes that I make are not always immediately visible ( in the AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide.

If you do not provide a key policy, AWS KMS attaches a default key policy to the CMK. For more information, see Default Key Policy ( in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

The key policy size limit is 32 kilobytes (32768 bytes).


A key-value pair. A tag consists of a tag key and a tag value. Tag keys and tag values are both required, but tag values can be empty (null) strings.

For information about the rules that apply to tag keys and tag values, see User-Defined Tag Restrictions ( in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.



func (s CreateKeyInput) GoString() string

GoString returns the string representation


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetBypassPolicyLockoutSafetyCheck(v bool) *CreateKeyInput

SetBypassPolicyLockoutSafetyCheck sets the BypassPolicyLockoutSafetyCheck field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetCustomKeyStoreId(v string) *CreateKeyInput

SetCustomKeyStoreId sets the CustomKeyStoreId field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetDescription(v string) *CreateKeyInput

SetDescription sets the Description field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetKeyUsage(v string) *CreateKeyInput

SetKeyUsage sets the KeyUsage field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetOrigin(v string) *CreateKeyInput

SetOrigin sets the Origin field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetPolicy(v string) *CreateKeyInput

SetPolicy sets the Policy field's value.


func (s *CreateKeyInput) SetTags(v []*Tag) *CreateKeyInput

SetTags sets the Tags field's value.


func (s CreateKeyInput) String() string

String returns the string representation


func (s *CreateKeyInput) Validate() error

Validate inspects the fields of the type to determine if they are valid.

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