KMS / Client / delete_imported_key_material



Deletes key material that was previously imported. This operation makes the specified KMS key temporarily unusable. To restore the usability of the KMS key, reimport the same key material. For more information about importing key material into KMS, see Importing Key Material in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

When the specified KMS key is in the PendingDeletion state, this operation does not change the KMS key’s state. Otherwise, it changes the KMS key’s state to PendingImport.

The KMS key that you use for this operation must be in a compatible key state. For details, see Key states of KMS keys in the Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Cross-account use: No. You cannot perform this operation on a KMS key in a different Amazon Web Services account.

Required permissions: kms:DeleteImportedKeyMaterial (key policy)

Related operations:

  • GetParametersForImport

  • ImportKeyMaterial

Eventual consistency: The KMS API follows an eventual consistency model. For more information, see KMS eventual consistency.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_imported_key_material(

KeyId (string) –


Identifies the KMS key from which you are deleting imported key material. The Origin of the KMS key must be EXTERNAL.

Specify the key ID or key ARN of the KMS key.

For example:

  • Key ID: 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

  • Key ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

To get the key ID and key ARN for a KMS key, use ListKeys or DescribeKey.




  • KMS.Client.exceptions.InvalidArnException

  • KMS.Client.exceptions.UnsupportedOperationException

  • KMS.Client.exceptions.DependencyTimeoutException

  • KMS.Client.exceptions.NotFoundException

  • KMS.Client.exceptions.KMSInternalException

  • KMS.Client.exceptions.KMSInvalidStateException


The following example deletes the imported key material from the specified KMS key.

response = client.delete_imported_key_material(
    # The identifier of the KMS key whose imported key material you are deleting. You can use the key ID or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the KMS key.


Expected Output:

    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',