Queries the GetParametersForImport of CMK materials.

The returned parameters can be used to perform theImportKeyMaterial.

  • The CMK material must be external, that is Origin for EXTERNAL.
  • The type of the public key used to encrypt the key material must be specified, and the encryption algorithm must be specified. See the following table for details.
  • This operation returns a public key (PublicKey), an import token, and the import token expiration time. The public key is base64 encoded. The token is valid for 24 hours.
  • The public key and STS token can be used only for the CMK specified in this request.
  • The public key and token that are returned from the same response must be used together.
  • The algorithm used to encrypt the key material must be the one specified in the API request.
  • Each call returns a public key that is different from the token.

Types of public keys

Encryption Algorithm






It supports keys of any protection level in all regions.



Only the protection level is HSM with the hardware security module detection type commercial password testing and authentication by State Security Bureau(For more information, see overview of managed hardware security module).


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes GetParametersForImport

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to GetParametersForImport.

KeyId String Yes 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-12345678****

The globally unique identifier of the CMK.

Note The key material source must be external ( Origin for EXTERNAL).
WrappingAlgorithm String Yes RSAES_PKCS1_V1_5

The algorithm used to encrypt the key material.

WrappingKeySpec String Yes RSA_2048

The type of the public key used to encrypt the key material.

Response parameters

Prameter Type Sample response Description
ImportToken String Base64String

Import token.

Subsequent callsImportKeyMaterial required.

KeyId String 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-12345678****

The globally unique identifier of the CMK.

Subsequent callsImportKeyMaterial required.

PublicKey String MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAlls4uIBxD0GG84C+lGBO6Dhpf1J3XimC6cPmPNaKKJMOzoX4tD+C+r7aZv8lZ3vnPfxuxvy/YwG+whUxTEEFUdqJTOIzhPfYucupqKM92crVHIuG+xtMVeHKjyTr+UrtKCsQikqHT+19yDRN/RMoo2HUx0gmEnRyXd8t3JyUXun9FdoxKA08GrsV7nodb9ZsoBLhnev7tTLcXvLyKW6XG1ZQCQm6dPnbnwLeDXR7uK0Lqn9PM28mBIdaiQUQxj2XbM1CoJA+JiyVX3Ptdb+4rqukb4Rb05B80Bs9xV/cf7FIku08l7xGhrGiQFq+DFXwQWtwihXHZxz3LhldU+4ZPwIDAQAB

The public key used to encrypt the key material.

RequestId String 8 cdf51 fd-bcd6-d79a-0ef4-e52c9b5466dc

The ID of the request.

TokenExpireTime String 2018-01-25T00:01:02Z

The time when the import token expires.


Sample requests

https://[Endpoint]/? Action=GetParametersForImport
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

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Error codes

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