Encrypts data using a CMK.
This method encrypts data using the CMK specified by KeyId and the given Algorithm. The data to encrypt is taken from the the specified InputFile or the InputData property. The encrypted data is output to the the specified OutputFile or the OutputData property.
The value passed for the KeyId parameter must be the Id or ARN of a CMK, or the name or ARN of an alias, in the current Region. If an ARN is provided, it can be for a CMK or alias in another account so long as the appropriate permissions are in place.
The Algorithm parameter specifies which algorithm to use to encrypt the data. Possible values vary depending on the specified CMK's key spec. The CMK's key spec and the selected algorithm together dictate the maximum size of the input data.
|CMK's Key Spec||Valid Algorithms||Max Bytes|
|SYMMETRIC_DEFAULT||SYMMETRIC_DEFAULT (default if empty)||4096|
If Algorithm is SYMMETRIC_DEFAULT, the encryption context items in the EncryptionContext* properties will be included in the request. Including an encryption context when encrypting data means that the exact same encryption context must be supplied again in order to decrypt the data. Encryption context items are case-sensitive, but not order-sensitive.
This method will fail if any of the following are true regarding the specified CMK:
- Its State is anything other than aksEnabled (0).
- It is for signing/verification instead of encryption/decryption (see ForSigning).
- It is an AWS-managed CMK (see AWSManaged).