This topic describes the release notes of Key Management Service (KMS).

October 2020

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.20
  • An API operation is added to activate KMS.
  • The OpenKmsService and DescribeAccountKmsStatus operations are added.
2020-10-20 All regions

July 2020

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.19
  • Cross-system exchange, re-encryption, and cross-region import and export of data keys are supported.
  • The GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext, GenerateAndExportDataKey, ExportDataKey, and ReEncrypt operations are added.
  • The China (Guangzhou) region is available.
2020-07-07 All regions

February 2020

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.18
  • The Secrets Manager feature of KMS is released.
  • API operations are added to support the Secrets Manager feature.
  • The China (Ulanqab) and China (Heyuan) regions are available.
2020-02-24 All regions

December 2019

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.17
  • Asymmetric keys are supported.
  • The AsymmetricEncrypt, AsymmetricDecrypt, AsymmetricSign, AsymmetricVerify, and GetPublicKey operations are added.
2019-12-13 All regions

November 2019

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.16 The Managed HSM feature (SCA certification) is supported. 2019-11-18 China (Beijing) and China (Shanghai)

September 2019

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.15
  • Each customer master key (CMK) can have multiple versions. Automatic rotation of CMKs is supported.
  • The UpdateKeyDescription and GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext operations are added.
2019-09-24 All regions Automatic key rotation

July 2019

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.14 The Managed HSM feature is supported. 2019-07-31 Singapore and China (Hong Kong)

May 2019

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.13 Key tags and tag-based authentication are supported. 2019-05-01 All regions

July 2018

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.12 ActionTrail is supported. 2018-07-24 All regions Use ActionTrail to query KMS event logs

March 2018

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.11
  • API operations are added to support Bring Your Own Key (BYOK).
  • API operations are added to support CMK aliases.
  • Four more regions are available: India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), US (Virginia), and US (Silicon Valley).
2018-03-30 All regions Import key material

November 2017

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.10 Three more regions are available: China (Qingdao), China (Hohhot), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). 2017-11-15 China (Qingdao), China (Hohhot), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) N/A

June 2017

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.9
  • The DescribeRegions operation is added.
  • The KMS SDK version is updated to V2.4.0.
2017-06-05 All regions DescribeRegions

May 2017

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.8
  • KMS is available for commercial use at Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com) on April 25, 2017.
  • The China (Zhangjiakou) region is available.
2017-05-10 All regions N/A

March 2017

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.7 The performance of KMS is optimized. 2017-03-01 All regions N/A

January 2017

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.6 The China (Hong Kong) region is available. 2017-01-22 China (Hong Kong) N/A

November 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.5 Four more regions are available: Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Frankfurt), and UAE (Dubai). 2016-11-29 Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Frankfurt), and UAE (Dubai) N/A

September 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.4 The ScheduleKeyDeletion and CancelKeyDeletion operations are added to schedule or cancel the deletion of a CMK. 2016-09-20 All regions

August 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.3 The EncryptionContext parameter can be configured in the Encrypt and Decrypt API operations. 2016-08-10 All regions EncryptionContext

June 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.2 A CMK can be enabled or disabled. 2016-06-22 All regions Manage CMKs

May 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.1 Three more regions are available: China (Beijing), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen). 2016-05-19 China (Beijing), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen) N/A

April 2016

Version Feature Released date Region Documentation
1.0 KMS is released. 2016-04-06 All regions What is Key Management Service?