AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Associates an existing KMS alias with a different KMS key. Each alias is associated with only one KMS key at a time, although a KMS key can have multiple aliases. The alias and the KMS key must be in the same Amazon Web Services account and Region.

Adding, deleting, or updating an alias can allow or deny permission to the KMS key. For details, see ABAC for KMS in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

The current and new KMS key must be the same type (both symmetric or both asymmetric or both HMAC), and they must have the same key usage. This restriction prevents errors in code that uses aliases. If you must assign an alias to a different type of KMS key, use DeleteAlias to delete the old alias and CreateAlias to create a new alias.

You cannot use UpdateAlias to change an alias name. To change an alias name, use DeleteAlias to delete the old alias and CreateAlias to create a new alias.

Because an alias is not a property of a KMS key, you can create, update, and delete the aliases of a KMS key without affecting the KMS key. Also, aliases do not appear in the response from the DescribeKey operation. To get the aliases of all KMS keys in the account, use the ListAliases operation.

The KMS key that you use for this operation must be in a compatible key state. For details, see Key states of KMS keys in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Cross-account use: No. You cannot perform this operation on a KMS key in a different Amazon Web Services account.

Required permissions

For details, see Controlling access to aliases in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Related operations:

Note:

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

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

Syntax

C#
public virtual UpdateAliasResponse UpdateAlias(
         String aliasName,
         String targetKeyId
)
Parameters
aliasName
Type: System.String

Identifies the alias that is changing its KMS key. This value must begin with alias/ followed by the alias name, such as alias/ExampleAlias. You cannot use UpdateAlias to change the alias name.

targetKeyId
Type: System.String

Identifies the customer managed key to associate with the alias. You don't have permission to associate an alias with an Amazon Web Services managed key. The KMS key must be in the same Amazon Web Services account and Region as the alias. Also, the new target KMS key must be the same type as the current target KMS key (both symmetric or both asymmetric or both HMAC) and they must have the same key usage. Specify the key ID or key ARN of the KMS key. 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 KMS key, use ListKeys or DescribeKey. To verify that the alias is mapped to the correct KMS key, use ListAliases.

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

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
DependencyTimeoutException The system timed out while trying to fulfill the request. You can retry the request.
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.
LimitExceededException The request was rejected because a quota was exceeded. For more information, see Quotas in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.
NotFoundException The request was rejected because the specified entity or resource could not be found.

Version Information

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

See Also