» /sys/rotate

The /sys/rotate endpoint is used to rotate the encryption key.

» Rotate Encryption Key

This endpoint triggers a rotation of the backend encryption key. This is the key that is used to encrypt data written to the storage backend, and is not provided to operators. This operation is done online. Future values are encrypted with the new key, while old values are decrypted with previous encryption keys.

This path requires sudo capability in addition to update.

Method Path Produces
PUT /sys/rotate 204 (empty body)

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request PUT \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/rotate