AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
Container for the parameters to the Encrypt operation. Encrypts plaintext into ciphertext by using a customer master key. The Encrypt function has two primary use cases:

Unless you are moving encrypted data from one region to another, you don't use this function to encrypt a generated data key within a region. You retrieve data keys already encrypted by calling the GenerateDataKey or GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext function. Data keys don't need to be encrypted again by calling Encrypt.

If you want to encrypt data locally in your application, you can use the GenerateDataKey function to return a plaintext data encryption key and a copy of the key encrypted under the customer master key (CMK) of your choosing.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class EncryptRequest : AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest

The EncryptRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method EncryptRequest()


Public Property EncryptionContext System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<System.String, System.String> Gets and sets the property EncryptionContext.

Name/value pair that specifies the encryption context to be used for authenticated encryption. If used here, the same value must be supplied to the Decrypt API or decryption will fail. For more information, see Encryption Context.

Public Property GrantTokens System.Collections.Generic.List<System.String> Gets and sets the property GrantTokens.

A list of grant tokens.

For more information, go to Grant Tokens in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

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

A unique identifier for the customer master key. This value can be a globally unique identifier, a fully specified ARN to either an alias or a key, or an alias name prefixed by "alias/".

  • Key ARN Example - arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012
  • Alias ARN Example - arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:alias/MyAliasName
  • Globally Unique Key ID Example - 12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012
  • Alias Name Example - alias/MyAliasName

Public Property Plaintext System.IO.MemoryStream Gets and sets the property Plaintext.

Data to be encrypted.

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