AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Container for the parameters to the CreateKeyPair operation. Creates a 2048-bit RSA key pair with the specified name. Amazon EC2 stores the public key and displays the private key for you to save to a file. The private key is returned as an unencrypted PEM encoded PKCS#8 private key. If a key with the specified name already exists, Amazon EC2 returns an error.

You can have up to five thousand key pairs per region.

The key pair returned to you is available only in the region in which you create it. To create a key pair that is available in all regions, use ImportKeyPair.

For more information about key pairs, see Key Pairs in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.EC2.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public class CreateKeyPairRequest : AmazonEC2Request

The CreateKeyPairRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CreateKeyPairRequest() Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available
Public Method CreateKeyPairRequest(string) Instantiates CreateKeyPairRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property KeyName System.String Gets and sets the property KeyName.

A unique name for the key pair.

Constraints: Up to 255 ASCII characters

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8