CreateHsmClientCertificate - Amazon Redshift
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Creates an HSM client certificate that an Amazon Redshift cluster will use to connect to the client's HSM in order to store and retrieve the keys used to encrypt the cluster databases.

The command returns a public key, which you must store in the HSM. In addition to creating the HSM certificate, you must create an Amazon Redshift HSM configuration that provides a cluster the information needed to store and use encryption keys in the HSM. For more information, go to Hardware Security Modules in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The identifier to be assigned to the new HSM client certificate that the cluster will use to connect to the HSM to use the database encryption keys.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 2147483647.

Required: Yes


A list of tag instances.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Returns information about an HSM client certificate. The certificate is stored in a secure Hardware Storage Module (HSM), and used by the Amazon Redshift cluster to encrypt data files.

Type: HsmClientCertificate object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


There is already an existing Amazon Redshift HSM client certificate with the specified identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The quota for HSM client certificates has been reached. For information about increasing your quota, go to Limits in Amazon Redshift in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The tag is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You have exceeded the number of tags allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of CreateHsmClientCertificate.

Sample Request ?Action=CreateHsmClientCertificate &HsmClientCertificateIdentifier=myhsmclientcert &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256&SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2012-12-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20190817/us-east-2/redshift/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20190825T160000Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=0aa1234bb5cc678ddddd901ee2ff3aa45678b90c12d345e6ff789012345a6b7b

Sample Response

<CreateHsmClientCertificateResponse xmlns=""> <CreateHsmClientCertificateResult> <HsmClientCertificate> <HsmClientCertificateIdentifier>myhsmclientcert</HsmClientCertificateIdentifier> <HsmClientCertificatePublicKey>-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIICiTCCAfICCQD6m7oRw0uXOjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADCBiDELMAkGA1UEBhMC VVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAldBMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMQ8wDQYDVQQKEwZBbWF6 b24xFDASBgNVBAsTC0lBTSBDb25zb2xlMRIwEAYDVQQDEwlUZXN0Q2lsYWMxHzAd BgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWEG5vb25lQGFtYXpvbi5jb20wHhcNMTEwNDI1MjA0NTIxWhcN MTIwNDI0MjA0NTIxWjCBiDELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAldBMRAwDgYD VQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMQ8wDQYDVQQKEwZBbWF6b24xFDASBgNVBAsTC0lBTSBDb25z b2xlMRIwEAYDVQQDEwlUZXN0Q2lsYWMxHzAdBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWEG5vb25lQGFt YXpvbi5jb20wgZ8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADgY0AMIGJAoGBAMaK0dn+a4GmWIWJ 21uUSfwfEvySWtC2XADZ4nB+BLYgVIk60CpiwsZ3G93vUEIO3IyNoH/f0wYK8m9T rDHudUZg3qX4waLG5M43q7Wgc/MbQITxOUSQv7c7ugFFDzQGBzZswY6786m86gpE Ibb3OhjZnzcvQAaRHhdlQWIMm2nrAgMBAAEwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEFBQADgYEAtCu4 nUhVVxYUntneD9+h8Mg9q6q+auNKyExzyLwaxlAoo7TJHidbtS4J5iNmZgXL0Fkb FFBjvSfpJIlJ00zbhNYS5f6GuoEDmFJl0ZxBHjJnyp378OD8uTs7fLvjx79LjSTb NYiytVbZPQUQ5Yaxu2jXnimvw3rEXAMPLE= -----END CERTIFICATE----- </HsmClientCertificatePublicKey> <Tags/> </HsmClientCertificate> </CreateHsmClientCertificateResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>917e54c0-2833-11ea-9caa-c956bec1ce87</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreateHsmClientCertificateResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: