Getting Information About Your Keypairs

You can get information about your keypairs. This action is available for both imported and TINA-generated keypairs.

If you exceed the number of identical requests allowed for a configured time period, the RequestLimitExceeded error message is returned.

This procedure uses AWS CLI only. Information about your keypairs is also available:

To get information about one or more keypairs, use the describe-key-pairs command following this syntax:

Request sample
$ aws ec2 describe-key-pairs \
    --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    --key-name MyKeyPair \

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • key-names: The name of one or more keypairs about which you want to get information.

  • (optional) filters: One or more filters. The following filters are available:

    • key-name: The name of one or more keypairs.

    • key-fingerprint: The MD5 public key fingerprint as specified in section 4 of RFC 4716.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

The describe-key-pairs command returns the following elements:

  • KeyPairs: Information about one or more keypairs. This element contains the following information:

    • KeyName: The name of the keypair.

    • KeyFingerprint: The MD5 public key fingerprint as specified in section 4 of RFC 4716.

Result sample
    "KeyPairs": [
            "KeyName": "MyKeyPair",
            "KeyFingerprint": "1a:11:aa:11:aa:11:a1:a1:1a:11:1a:11:1a:1a:a1:aa"

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