External KMS Integration

The Akeyless Key Management Service (KMS) provides a workflow for sharing cryptographic keys with cloud KMS providers and managing the key lifecycle. This enables you to maintain centralized control of your keys in the Akeyless Vault Platform, while utilizing their cryptographic capabilities with external cloud KMS providers.

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Only classic keys can be distributed to cloud KMS providers.

When you share a key with one of the supported cloud KMS providers, a copy of the key material is securely transferred in accordance with the key import specification (BYOK) of the KMS provider.


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