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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3139


Module Name
AWS Key Management Service HSM
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
SP 800-56Arev3 transition
Overall Level
When installed, initialized and configured as specified in Section 3 of the Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Cryptographic Module Specification: Level 3
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 3
  • Physical Security: Level 3
  • Design Assurance: Level 3
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The Amazon AWS Key Management Service HSM is a multi-chip standalone hardware cryptographic appliance designed to provide dedicated cryptographic functions to meet the security and scalability requirements of the AWS Key Management Service (KMS). The cryptographic boundary is defined as the secure chassis of the appliance. All key materials are maintained exclusively in volatile memory in the appliance and are erased immediately upon detection of physical tampering.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #4527
CVL Certs. #1208 and #1209
DRBG Cert. #1487
ECDSA Cert. #1102
HMAC Cert. #2987
KAS Cert. #122
KBKDF Cert. #133
KTS AES Cert. #4527, key establishment methodology provides 256 bits of encryption strength
KTS SP 800-56B, vendor affirmed
RSA Cert. #2464
SHS Cert. #3708
Allowed Algorithms
EC Diffie-Hellman (CVL Cert. #1209, key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 192 bits of encryption strength); NDRNG; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 150 bits of encryption strength)
Hardware Versions
Firmware Versions


Amazon Web Services, Inc.
410 Terry Ave N
Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98109-5210

Kelvin Yiu
Ken Beer

Validation History

Date Type Lab
2/26/2018 Initial ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
10/22/2018 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC