AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the specified key pairs or all of your key pairs.

For more information about key pairs, see Amazon EC2 key pairs in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeKeyPairsAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DescribeKeyPairsResponse DescribeKeyPairs(
         DescribeKeyPairsRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeKeyPairsRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeKeyPairs service method.

Return Value

The response from the DescribeKeyPairs service method, as returned by EC2.


This example displays the fingerprint for the specified key.

To display a key pair

var client = new AmazonEC2Client();
var response = client.DescribeKeyPairs(new DescribeKeyPairsRequest 
    KeyNames = new List<string> {

List<KeyPairInfo> keyPairs = response.KeyPairs;


Version Information

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

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