Microsoft.KeyVault vaults/keys 2021-10-01

The vaults/keys resource type can be deployed to: Resource groups.

To learn about resource group deployments, see Bicep or ARM template.

For a list of changed properties in each API version, see change log.


For guidance on using key vaults for secure values, see Manage secrets by using Bicep.

For a quickstart on creating a secret, see Quickstart: Set and retrieve a secret from Azure Key Vault using an ARM template.

For a quickstart on creating a key, see Quickstart: Create an Azure key vault and a key by using ARM template.

Template format

To create a Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults/keys resource, add the following Bicep or JSON to your template.

resource symbolicname 'Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults/keys@2021-10-01' = {
  name: 'string'
  tags: {
    tagName1: 'tagValue1'
    tagName2: 'tagValue2'
  parent: resourceSymbolicName
  properties: {
    attributes: {
      enabled: bool
      exp: int
      exportable: bool
      nbf: int
    curveName: 'string'
    keyOps: [
    keySize: int
    kty: 'string'

Property values


Name Description Value
type The resource type

For Bicep, set this value in the resource declaration.
apiVersion The resource api version

For Bicep, set this value in the resource declaration.
name The resource name

See how to set names and types for child resources in Bicep or JSON ARM templates.
string (required)
tags The tags that will be assigned to the key. Dictionary of tag names and values. See Tags in templates
parent In Bicep, you can specify the parent resource for a child resource. You only need to add this property when the child resource is declared outside of the parent resource.

For more information, see Child resource outside parent resource.
Symbolic name for resource of type: vaults
properties The properties of the key to be created. KeyProperties (required)


Name Description Value
attributes The attributes of the key. KeyAttributes
curveName The elliptic curve name. For valid values, see JsonWebKeyCurveName. 'P-256'
keyOps String array containing any of:
keySize The key size in bits. For example: 2048, 3072, or 4096 for RSA. int
kty The type of the key. For valid values, see JsonWebKeyType. 'EC'


Name Description Value
enabled Determines whether or not the object is enabled. bool
exp Expiry date in seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z. int
exportable Indicates if the private key can be exported. bool
nbf Not before date in seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z. int

Quickstart templates

The following quickstart templates deploy this resource type.

Template Description
Create a Key in Azure KeyVault

Deploy to Azure
This module allows you to create a key in an existing KeyVault.
Azure Storage Account Encryption with customer-managed key

Deploy to Azure
This template deploys a Storage Account with a customer-managed key for encryption that's generated and placed inside a Key Vault.