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Create, Manage, and Control Cryptographic Keys using AWS KMS

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This course has been created to give you an understanding of the AWS Key Management Service, allowing you to protect your sensitive data through encryption methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of encryption
  • Learn what the AWS KMS service has been designed to help you with
  • Understand the different core components and features of KMS, including:
    • AWS KMS Keys
    • Customer keys, AWS Managed Keys, and AWS Owned keys
    • HMAC Keys
    • Data Keys
    • Data Key Pairs
    • Key Material
    • Key Rotation
    • Key Policies
    • Grants
  • Understand how you can use Key Policies, IAM policies, and Grants to control access to KMS keys
  • Learn how to create a new KMS Key and edit key policies.
  • Learn how a user can delegate temporary permissions to another principal using grants
  • How to enable a KMS key
  • How to encrypt data using a Python AWS Lambda function
  • How to create a grant for a KMS key using the AWS CLI
  • Understand the benefits of SSE-KMS and when to use it
  • Create customer-managed customer master keys (CMKs) in AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Use SSE-KMS encryption of objects at rest in S3 buckets
  • Enforce that all objects in an S3 bucket are encrypted using SSE-KMS and if desired, requiring a specific Key for the encryption
  • Learn how to generate random data suitable for use with AWS KMS
  • Learn how to import your key material into AWS KMS
  • Create and attach an EBS volume encrypted with your AWS KMS key


Prerequisites:

As a perquisite to taking this learning path, you may find it beneficial in having some familiarity with the fundamentals of AWS and some of its core services.

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