Creating Key

Last updated: 2019-11-28 18:31:57


    The CreateKey API can be called to create a customer master key (CMK) used for DEK management. The CMK can be used in other APIs to create DEKs, perform encryption and decryption, and do more.

    The Alias parameter is required for this API. You can add other descriptions for the CMK as instructed in the CreateKey API document.

    The examples below are called with TCCLI, which can also be called with any supported programming languages.


    This example shows you how to create a key named test-gz01 in Guangzhou region with the description this is test for gz key.


    tccli kms CreateKey --region ap-guangzhou --Alias test-gz01 --Description 'this is test for gz key'


    After creation, the key will be enabled by default, with the key rotation feature disabled.

        "KeyId": "6xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-5xxxxxxxxc09",
        "Description": "this is test for gz key",
        "Alias": "test-gz01",
        "KeyUsage": "ENCRYPT_DECRYPT",
        "RequestId": "994bbd90-7c8e-4522-85f2-c712da23f863",
        "KeyState": "Enabled",
        "CreateTime": 1571903621