Why am I being charged for AWS KMS keys?

Last updated: 2020-12-18

I have a charge for AWS KMS keys on my AWS bill.

Resolution

AWS KMS Keys are used with the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). You are billed for all active or disabled KMS keys on your account. You are also charged for the API requests made to the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) out of the Free Tier usage.

To see a list of KMS keys on your account, choose Customer managed keys in the AWS KMS console. To stop the charges for the KMS key, delete the KMS key.

Warning: If you delete the KMS key, any services that you configured that use the KMS key as part of their function are affected.


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