Posted On: Aug 11, 2016

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data. Starting today, you can import keys from your key management infrastructure into KMS, and use your imported keys in all KMS-integrated AWS services and custom applications. This feature gives you greater control over the generation, lifecycle management, and durability of your keys. Import Key could also help you meet your compliance requirements to generate and store copies of keys outside of your cloud provider.

You can set an expiration period for your imported keys or delete them on demand. If you need to use your imported keys after expiration or deletion, you can re-import them.

You can learn more about how to import your keys into KMS by reading the blog post and KMS Developer Guide.