services / Google Cloud / Cloud KMS Crypto Key Versions

A key version contains key material used for encryption or signing.

Cloud KMS is an extremely sensitive service. Keys can be used for encryption/decryption of sensitive data or for the creation or verification of digital signatures.


Destroyed key versions cannot be recovered. Any data encrypted with the key version will no longer be able to be decrypted.



This privilege may grant access to sensitive data from a significant fraction of organizational functions, allow interruption of critical organizational services, or its exploit could lead to significant privilege escalation.


  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​kms/​docs/​resource-​hierarchy
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​kms/​docs/​iam
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​kms/​docs/​reference/​rest
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