This operation is used to indicate to the server that the key material for the specified Managed Object SHALL be destroyed or rendered inaccessible. The meta-data for the key material SHALL be retained by the server. Objects SHALL only be destroyed if they are in either Pre-Active or Deactivated state.
To destroy a key, it must be revoked using the
Revoke operation first.
Destroyed keys are set in the state
destroyed on the Cosmian KMS Server. They can only be retrieved using the
Export operation. The
Get operation will return an error. No key material will be returned by the
operation, only metadata.
Example - Symmetric key¶