AWS Code Sample


Deletes an Amazon EC2 key pair.

/* Copyright 2010-2019, Inc. or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. This file is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. A copy of the License is located at This file is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License. */ package main import ( "fmt" "os" "path/filepath" "" "" "" "" ) // Deletes a EC2 key pair for the name provided. No error will be returned // if the key pair does not exist. // // Usage: // go run ec2_delete_keypair.go KEY_PAIR_NAME func main() { if len(os.Args) != 2 { exitErrorf("pair name required\nUsage: %s key_pair_name", filepath.Base(os.Args[0])) } pairName := os.Args[1] // Initialize a session in us-west-2 that the SDK will use to load // credentials from the shared credentials file ~/.aws/credentials. sess, err := session.NewSession(&aws.Config{ Region: aws.String("us-west-2")}, ) // Create an EC2 service client. svc := ec2.New(sess) // Delete the key pair by name _, err = svc.DeleteKeyPair(&ec2.DeleteKeyPairInput{ KeyName: aws.String(pairName), }) if err != nil { if aerr, ok := err.(awserr.Error); ok && aerr.Code() == "InvalidKeyPair.Duplicate" { exitErrorf("Key pair %q does not exist.", pairName) } exitErrorf("Unable to delete key pair: %s, %v.", pairName, err) } fmt.Printf("Successfully deleted %q key pair\n", pairName) } func exitErrorf(msg string, args ...interface{}) { fmt.Fprintf(os.Stderr, msg+"\n", args...) os.Exit(1) }

Sample Details

Service: ec2

Last tested: 2018-03-16

Author: Doug-AWS

Type: full-example

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