Encrypts plaintext into ciphertext by using a CMK.

  • You can encrypt up to 6 KB of arbitrary data, such as an RSA key, a database password, or other sensitive information.
  • To move encrypted data from one region to another, you can use this API to encrypt in the new region the plaintext data key that was used to encrypt the data in the original region. An encrypted data key is generated in the new region. You can Decrypt the data key in the new region.

Request parameters

Name Type Required Description
KeyId String Yes Globally unique identifier of CMK. You can user aliases to call this API. For more information, see Alias Instructions.
Plaintext String Yes Plaintext to be encrypted. The value is Base64-encoded.
EncryptionContext String to string map No The JSON string of key-value pairs. If you specify this parameter, you need to provide the same parameter when you call Decrypt. For more information, see Encryption Context.

Response parameters

Name  Type Description
KeyId String Globally unique identifier of CMK. If you use an alias in request, the CMK ID of the alias is returned.
CiphertextBlob String Encrypted ciphertext.


Request example

&KeyId=<cmkid or aliasname>
&Plaintext=<data need encrypt>
&<Common Request Parameters>

Response example

JSON format

//json response
	"KeyId": "your-key-id",
	"CiphertextBlob": "CiphertextBlob",
	"RequestId": "475f1620-b9d3-4d35-b5c6-3fbdd941423d"

XML format

//xml response