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

October 2021

Version Description Release date Region References
2.1 KMS is available in the Philippines (Manila) region. 2021-10-01 Philippines (Manila) None

September 2021

Version Description Release date Region References
2.0 Dedicated KMS of the Standard edition is supported. 2021-09-05 China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Shenzhen), China (Hong Kong), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and Singapore (Singapore)

August 2021

Version Description Release date Region References
1.22 Dynamic RAM secrets are supported. 2021-08-13 All regions

January 2021

Version Description Release date Region References
1.21
  • Dynamic ApsaraDB RDS secrets are supported.
  • The RotateSecret and UpdateSecretRotationPolicy operations are supported.
2021-01-04 All regions

October 2020

Version Description Release date Region References
1.20
  • An API operation is supported to activate KMS.
  • The OpenKmsService and DescribeAccountKmsStatus operations are supported.
2020-10-20 All regions

July 2020

Version Description Release date Region References
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 supported.
  • KMS is available in the China (Guangzhou) region.
2020-07-07 All regions

February 2020

Version Description Release date Region References
1.18
  • The Secrets Manager feature of KMS is released.
  • API operations are supported to implement the Secrets Manager feature.
  • KMS is available in the China (Ulanqab) and China (Heyuan) regions.
2020-02-24 All regions

December 2019

Version Description Release date Region References
1.17
  • Asymmetric keys are supported.
  • The AsymmetricEncrypt, AsymmetricDecrypt, AsymmetricSign, AsymmetricVerify, and GetPublicKey operations are supported.
2019-12-13 All regions

November 2019

Version Description Release date Region References
1.16 Managed hardware security modules (HSMs) that use SM algorithms are supported. 2019-11-18 China (Beijing) and China (Shanghai)

September 2019

Version Description Release date Region References
1.15
  • Automatic rotation of a ustomer master key (CMK) is supported. Each CMK can have multiple versions.
  • The UpdateKeyDescription and GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext operations are supported.
2019-09-24 All regions Automatic key rotation

July 2019

Version Description Release date Region References
1.14 The Managed HSM feature is supported. 2019-07-31 Singapore and China (Hong Kong)

May 2019

Version Description Release date Region References
1.13 Key tags and tag-based authentication are supported. 2019-05-01 All regions

July 2018

Version Description Release date Region References
1.12 ActionTrail is supported. 2018-07-24 All regions Use ActionTrail to query KMS event logs

March 2018

Version Description Release date Region References
1.11
  • API operations are added to support Bring Your Own Key (BYOK).
  • API operations are added to support CMK aliases.
  • KMS is available in the following regions: India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), US (Virginia), and US (Silicon Valley).
2018-03-30 All regions Import key material

November 2017

Version Description Release date Region References
1.10 KMS is available in the following regions: China (Qingdao), China (Hohhot), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). 2017-11-15 China (Qingdao), China (Hohhot), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) None

June 2017

Version Description Release date Region References
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 Description Release date Region References
1.8
  • KMS is available for commercial use at the China site (aliyun.com) on April 25, 2017.
  • KMS is available in the China (Zhangjiakou) region.
2017-05-10 All regions None

March 2017

Version Description Release date Region References
1.7 The performance is optimized. 2017-03-01 All regions None

January 2017

Version Description Release date Region References
1.6 KMS is available in the China (Hong Kong) region. 2017-01-22 China (Hong Kong) None

November 2016

Version Description Release date Region References
1.5 KMS is available in the following regions: Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Frankfurt), and UAE (Dubai). 2016-11-29 Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Frankfurt), and UAE (Dubai) None

September 2016

Version Description Release date Region References
1.4 The ScheduleKeyDeletion and CancelKeyDeletion operations are supported to schedule or cancel the deletion task of a CMK. 2016-09-20 All regions

August 2016

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

June 2016

Version Description Release date Region References
1.2 A CMK can be enabled or disabled. 2016-06-22 All regions Create a CMK

May 2016

Version Description Release date Region References
1.1 KMS is available in the following regions: China (Beijing), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen). 2016-05-19 China (Beijing), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen) None

April 2016

Version Description Release date Region References
1.0 KMS is released. 2016-04-06 All regions What is Key Management Service?