AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Imports the public key from an RSA or ED25519 key pair that you created with a third-party tool. Compare this with CreateKeyPair, in which Amazon Web Services creates the key pair and gives the keys to you (Amazon Web Services keeps a copy of the public key). With ImportKeyPair, you create the key pair and give Amazon Web Services just the public key. The private key is never transferred between you and Amazon Web Services.

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 ImportKeyPairAsync.

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


public virtual ImportKeyPairResponse ImportKeyPair(
         ImportKeyPairRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.ImportKeyPairRequest

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

Return Value

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

Version Information

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

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