AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the ScheduleKeyDeletion operation. Schedules the deletion of a customer master key (CMK). You may provide a waiting period, specified in days, before deletion occurs. If you do not provide a waiting period, the default period of 30 days is used. When this operation is successful, the state of the CMK changes to PendingDeletion. Before the waiting period ends, you can use CancelKeyDeletion to cancel the deletion of the CMK. After the waiting period ends, AWS KMS deletes the CMK and all AWS KMS data associated with it, including all aliases that refer to it.

You cannot perform this operation on a CMK in a different AWS account.

Deleting a CMK is a destructive and potentially dangerous operation. When a CMK is deleted, all data that was encrypted under the CMK is rendered unrecoverable. To restrict the use of a CMK without deleting it, use DisableKey.

For more information about scheduling a CMK for deletion, see Deleting Customer Master Keys in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class ScheduleKeyDeletionRequest : AmazonKeyManagementServiceRequest

The ScheduleKeyDeletionRequest type exposes the following members



Public Property KeyId System.String

Gets and sets the property KeyId.

The unique identifier of the customer master key (CMK) to delete.

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.

Public Property PendingWindowInDays System.Int32

Gets and sets the property PendingWindowInDays.

The waiting period, specified in number of days. After the waiting period ends, AWS KMS deletes the customer master key (CMK).

This value is optional. If you include a value, it must be between 7 and 30, inclusive. If you do not include a value, it defaults to 30.


The following example schedules the specified CMK for deletion.

To schedule a customer master key (CMK) for deletion

var response = client.ScheduleKeyDeletion(new ScheduleKeyDeletionRequest 
    KeyId = "1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab", // The identifier of the CMK to schedule for deletion. You can use the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CMK.
    PendingWindowInDays = 7 // The waiting period, specified in number of days. After the waiting period ends, AWS KMS deletes the CMK.

DateTime deletionDate = response.DeletionDate; // The date and time after which AWS KMS deletes the CMK.
string keyId = response.KeyId; // The ARN of the CMK that is scheduled for deletion.


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