KeyClient.StartDeleteKeyAsync(String, CancellationToken) Method

Definition

Deletes a key of any type from storage in Azure Key Vault.

public virtual System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Azure.Security.KeyVault.Keys.DeleteKeyOperation> StartDeleteKeyAsync (string name, System.Threading.CancellationToken cancellationToken = default);
abstract member StartDeleteKeyAsync : string * System.Threading.CancellationToken -> System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Azure.Security.KeyVault.Keys.DeleteKeyOperation>
override this.StartDeleteKeyAsync : string * System.Threading.CancellationToken -> System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Azure.Security.KeyVault.Keys.DeleteKeyOperation>
Public Overridable Function StartDeleteKeyAsync (name As String, Optional cancellationToken As CancellationToken = Nothing) As Task(Of DeleteKeyOperation)

Parameters

name
String

The name of the key.

cancellationToken
CancellationToken

A CancellationToken controlling the request lifetime.

Returns

Task<DeleteKeyOperation>

A DeleteKeyOperation to wait on this long-running operation. If the Key Vault is soft delete-enabled, you only need to wait for the operation to complete if you need to recover or purge the key; otherwise, the key is deleted automatically on the ScheduledPurgeDate.

Exceptions

name is an empty string.

name is null.

The server returned an error. See Message for details returned from the server.

Remarks

The delete key operation cannot be used to remove individual versions of a key. This operation removes the cryptographic material associated with the key, which means the key is not usable for Sign/Verify, Wrap/Unwrap or Encrypt/Decrypt operations. This operation requires the keys/delete permission.

Applies to