AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateAlias operation. Creates a display name for a customer-managed customer master key (CMK). You can use an alias to identify a CMK in selected operations, such as Encrypt and GenerateDataKey.

Each CMK can have multiple aliases, but each alias points to only one CMK. The alias name must be unique in the AWS account and region. To simplify code that runs in multiple regions, use the same alias name, but point it to a different CMK in each region.

Because an alias is not a property of a CMK, you can delete and change the aliases of a CMK without affecting the CMK. Also, aliases do not appear in the response from the DescribeKey operation. To get the aliases of all CMKs, use the ListAliases operation.

The alias name can contain only alphanumeric characters, forward slashes (/), underscores (_), and dashes (-). Alias names cannot begin with aws/. That alias name prefix is reserved for AWS managed CMKs.

The alias and the CMK it is mapped to must be in the same AWS account and the same region. You cannot perform this operation on an alias in a different AWS account.

To map an existing alias to a different CMK, call UpdateAlias.

The result of this operation varies with the key state of the CMK. For details, see How Key State Affects Use of a Customer Master Key in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.KeyManagementService.AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest
      Amazon.KeyManagementService.Model.CreateAliasRequest

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

Syntax

C#
public class CreateAliasRequest : AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The CreateAliasRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

NameDescription
Public Method CreateAliasRequest()

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property AliasName System.String

Gets and sets the property AliasName.

Specifies the alias name. This value must begin with alias/ followed by the alias name, such as alias/ExampleAlias. The alias name cannot begin with aws/. The alias/aws/ prefix is reserved for AWS managed CMKs.

Public Property TargetKeyId System.String

Gets and sets the property TargetKeyId.

Identifies the CMK for which you are creating the alias. This value cannot be an alias.

Specify the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CMK.

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 CMK, use ListKeys or DescribeKey.

Examples

The following example creates an alias for the specified customer master key (CMK).

To create an alias


var response = client.CreateAlias(new CreateAliasRequest 
{
    AliasName = "alias/ExampleAlias", // The alias to create. Aliases must begin with 'alias/'. Do not use aliases that begin with 'alias/aws' because they are reserved for use by AWS.
    TargetKeyId = "1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab" // The identifier of the CMK whose alias you are creating. You can use the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CMK.
});


            

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms