AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
Container for the parameters to the CreateKey operation. Creates a customer master key. Customer master keys can be used to encrypt small amounts of data (less than 4K) directly, but they are most commonly used to encrypt or envelope data keys that are then used to encrypt customer data. For more information about data keys, see GenerateDataKey and GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public class CreateKeyRequest : AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest

The CreateKeyRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CreateKeyRequest()


Public Property Description System.String Gets and sets the property Description.

Description of the key. We recommend that you choose a description that helps your customer decide whether the key is appropriate for a task.

Public Property KeyUsage Amazon.KeyManagementService.KeyUsageType Gets and sets the property KeyUsage.

Specifies the intended use of the key. Currently this defaults to ENCRYPT/DECRYPT, and only symmetric encryption and decryption are supported.

Public Property Policy System.String Gets and sets the property Policy.

Policy to attach to the key. This is required and delegates back to the account. The key is the root of trust. The policy size limit is 32 KiB (32768 bytes).

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8