AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes a grant. Typically, you retire a grant when you no longer need its permissions. To identify the grant to retire, use a grant token, or both the grant ID and a key identifier (key ID or key ARN) of the KMS key. The CreateGrant operation returns both values.

This operation can be called by the retiring principal for a grant, by the grantee principal if the grant allows the RetireGrant operation, and by the Amazon Web Services account in which the grant is created. It can also be called by principals to whom permission for retiring a grant is delegated. For details, see Retiring and revoking grants in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

For detailed information about grants, including grant terminology, see Grants in KMS in the Key Management Service Developer Guide. For examples of working with grants in several programming languages, see Programming grants.

Cross-account use: Yes. You can retire a grant on a KMS key in a different Amazon Web Services account.

Required permissions::Permission to retire a grant is determined primarily by the grant. For details, see Retiring and revoking grants in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Related operations:


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to RetireGrantAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.KeyManagementService
Assembly: AWSSDK.KeyManagementService.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual RetireGrantResponse RetireGrant(
         RetireGrantRequest request
Type: Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model.RetireGrantRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the RetireGrant service method.

Return Value
The response from the RetireGrant service method, as returned by KeyManagementService.


DependencyTimeoutException The system timed out while trying to fulfill the request. You can retry the request.
InvalidArnException The request was rejected because a specified ARN, or an ARN in a key policy, is not valid.
InvalidGrantIdException The request was rejected because the specified GrantId is not valid.
InvalidGrantTokenException The request was rejected because the specified grant token is not valid.
KMSInternalException The request was rejected because an internal exception occurred. The request can be retried.
KMSInvalidStateException The request was rejected because the state of the specified resource is not valid for this request. This exceptions means one of the following: The key state of the KMS key is not compatible with the operation. To find the key state, use the DescribeKey operation. For more information about which key states are compatible with each KMS operation, see Key states of KMS keys in the Key Management Service Developer Guide. For cryptographic operations on KMS keys in custom key stores, this exception represents a general failure with many possible causes. To identify the cause, see the error message that accompanies the exception.
NotFoundException The request was rejected because the specified entity or resource could not be found.


The following example retires a grant.

To retire a grant

var client = new AmazonKeyManagementServiceClient();
var response = client.RetireGrant(new RetireGrantRequest 
    GrantId = "0c237476b39f8bc44e45212e08498fbe3151305030726c0590dd8d3e9f3d6a60", // The identifier of the grant to retire.
    KeyId = "arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:444455556666:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab" // The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the KMS key associated with the grant.


Version Information

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

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