KeyVaultClientExtensions.BackupKeyAsync(IKeyVaultClient, String, String, CancellationToken) KeyVaultClientExtensions.BackupKeyAsync(IKeyVaultClient, String, String, CancellationToken) Method


Requests that a backup of the specified key be downloaded to the client.

public static System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault.Models.BackupKeyResult> BackupKeyAsync (this Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault.IKeyVaultClient operations, string vaultBaseUrl, string keyName, System.Threading.CancellationToken cancellationToken = null);
static member BackupKeyAsync : Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault.IKeyVaultClient * string * string * System.Threading.CancellationToken -> System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault.Models.BackupKeyResult>
IKeyVaultClient IKeyVaultClient

The operations group for this extension method.

String String

The vault name, for example

String String

The name of the key.

CancellationToken CancellationToken

The cancellation token.



The Key Backup operation exports a key from Azure Key Vault in a protected
form. Note that this operation does NOT return key material in a form that
can be used outside the Azure Key Vault system, the returned key material
is either protected to a Azure Key Vault HSM or to Azure Key Vault itself.
The intent of this operation is to allow a client to GENERATE a key in one
Azure Key Vault instance, BACKUP the key, and then RESTORE it into another
Azure Key Vault instance. The BACKUP operation may be used to export, in
protected form, any key type from Azure Key Vault. Individual versions of a
key cannot be backed up. BACKUP / RESTORE can be performed within
geographical boundaries only; meaning that a BACKUP from one geographical
area cannot be restored to another geographical area. For example, a backup
from the US geographical area cannot be restored in an EU geographical

Applies to