[ aws . kms ]

delete-alias

Description

Deletes the specified alias.

Note

Adding, deleting, or updating an alias can allow or deny permission to the KMS key. For details, see ABAC in KMS in the Key Management Service Developer Guide .

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

Each KMS key can have multiple aliases. To change the alias of a KMS key, use DeleteAlias to delete the current alias and CreateAlias to create a new alias. To associate an existing alias with a different KMS key, call UpdateAlias .

Cross-account use : No. You cannot perform this operation on an alias in a different Amazon Web Services account.

Required permissions

For details, see Controlling access to aliases in the Key Management Service Developer Guide .

Related operations:

  • CreateAlias

  • ListAliases

  • UpdateAlias

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  delete-alias
--alias-name <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--alias-name (string)

The alias to be deleted. The alias name must begin with alias/ followed by the alias name, such as alias/ExampleAlias .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To delete an AWS KMS alias

The following delete-alias example deletes the alias alias/example-alias. The alias name must begin with alias/.

aws kms delete-alias \
    --alias-name alias/example-alias

This command produces no output. To find the alias, use the list-aliases command.

For more information, see Deleting an alias in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Output

None