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Handling Encryption Keys with Cloud KMS

Hands-On Lab


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The process of encrypting and decrypting files requires cryptographic keys. Google Cloud’s Key Management Service (Cloud KMS) allows you to generate, use, rotate, and destroy cryptographic keys in a variety of formats. Managing the keys is another challenge, one that Cloud KMS meets with its ability to create keyrings as well as keys. In this hands-on lab, we’ll establish a new keyring and key, use them to encrypt a formerly top-secret file, and then decrypt the encrypted version.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.