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Create a Key in Azure KeyVault

Last updated: 2022-04-01

This module allows you to create a key in an existing KeyVault.

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Parameter Name Description
vaultName Specifies the name of the KeyVault, this vault must already exist.
keyName Specifies the name of the key to be created.
attributes The attributes of a key managed by the key vault service.
crv Elliptic curve name.
exp Expiry date in seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z. Defaults to 1 year from today.
key_ops JSON web key operations. Operations include: 'encrypt', 'decrypt', 'sign', 'verify', 'wrapKey', 'unwrapKey'
key_size The key size in bits. For example: 2048, 3072, or 4096 for RSA.
kty The type of key to create
tags Tags to be assigned to the Key.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface