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How de we create interface between Adobe AEM and AWS KMS


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I would like to make AEM interface with AWS KMS . How is this done? What are the steps


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In short, you should use AWS SDKs/APIs to interact with AWS KMS from your AEM bundle. Within the bundle, you can create an OSGi service or a Sling Servlet (depending on your requirements) to expose KMS functionalities to AEM.

You can find more here about OSGi services: https://experienceleague.adobe.com/en/docs/experience-manager-learn/cloud-service/developing/osgi-se...

Here you can read about how to push your AWS SDK to your AEM instance: https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/embedding-third-party-depe... 

Here you can find more about AWS KMS SDK: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-java/latest/developer-guide/java_kms_code_examples.html 


Hope this helps.

Esteban Bustamante


Community Advisor

If you want a more expanded and detailed list here is something you can follow:


** Disclaimer: The below text was sourced from Generative AI. **

Steps to Integrate AEM with AWS KMS

  1. Set Up AWS KMS

    • Create a KMS Customer Master Key (CMK): Log in to your AWS Management Console, navigate to KMS, and create a new CMK. Define key policies and permissions based on your security requirements.

    • Note the ARN: After creating the CMK, note its Amazon Resource Name (ARN). The ARN uniquely identifies the key and is used to reference it programmatically.

  2. Configure AEM for AWS SDK Integration

    • Add AWS SDK to AEM Project: Include the AWS SDK for Java in your AEM Maven project. You can add the AWS SDK dependency in your project’s pom.xml:


    • <dependency>
          <version>1.12.123</version> <!-- Replace with the latest version -->
    • Set Up AWS Credentials: Configure AWS credentials securely in your AEM environment. Use AWS IAM roles, access keys, or IAM instance profiles to provide AEM with necessary permissions to interact with AWS services.
  3. Implement Encryption and Decryption in AEM

    • Encrypt Data Using AWS KMS: Implement a service or utility class in your AEM application to encrypt data before storing it. Use the AWS KMS client provided by the AWS SDK for Java:

    • import com.amazonaws.services.kms.AWSKMS;
      import com.amazonaws.services.kms.AWSKMSClientBuilder;
      import com.amazonaws.services.kms.model.EncryptRequest;
      import com.amazonaws.services.kms.model.EncryptResult;
      public class AWSEncryptionService {
          private final AWSKMS kmsClient = AWSKMSClientBuilder.standard().build();
          private final String keyArn = "arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012";
          public String encryptData(String plaintext) {
              EncryptRequest encryptRequest = new EncryptRequest().withKeyId(keyArn).withPlaintext(ByteBuffer.wrap(plaintext.getBytes()));
              EncryptResult encryptResult = kmsClient.encrypt(encryptRequest);
              return Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(encryptResult.getCiphertextBlob().array());
    • Decrypt Data Using AWS KMS: Implement decryption logic to retrieve and decrypt data stored in AEM, using the AWS KMS client similarly.
  4. Integrate Encryption with AEM Components

    • Apply Encryption Across Components: Integrate encryption capabilities into AEM components or services where sensitive data is handled. Ensure encryption keys are managed securely and follow best practices for key rotation and access control.
  5. Testing and Security Considerations

    • Test Integration: Conduct thorough testing to ensure encryption and decryption operations function correctly within your AEM application.

    • Security Best Practices: Adhere to AWS security best practices, such as least privilege access, encryption in transit and at rest, and regular security audits.

  6. Monitoring and Maintenance

    • Monitor AWS KMS Usage: Monitor usage metrics and logs in AWS KMS to detect any anomalies or unauthorized access attempts.

    • Regular Maintenance: Perform regular maintenance tasks, including key rotation, updating dependencies, and reviewing access policies.

** Disclaimer: The above text was sourced from Generative AI. **

Esteban Bustamante