Last updated: 2018-10-12 16:02:56

    1. API Description

    Domain name for API request:

    This API (ImportKeyPair) is used to import key pairs.

    • This API only imports a key pair to user's account and does not automatically bind the key pair to an instance. You can use API AssociasteInstancesKeyPair to bind a key pair to an instance.
    • The key pair name and the public key text of the key pair need to be specified.
    • If you have only the private key, you can convert the private key to a public key using SSL tool before importing it.

    A maximum of 10 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

    Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example:

    2. Input Parameters

    The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: ImportKeyPair
    Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2017-03-12
    Region Yes String Common parameter. For more information, please see the list of regions supported by the product.
    KeyName Yes String Name of key pair, which can consist of numbers, letters, and underscores, with a length of not more than 25 characters.
    ProjectId Yes Integer The ID of the project to which the created key pair belongs.

    You can obtain the project ID by either of the following ways:
  • Query the project ID via the project list
  • Obtain the project ID from the projectId field value in the returned result of API DescribeProject.

    If it is the default project, enter 0.
  • PublicKey Yes String The key pair's public key text, such as OpenSSH RSA.

    3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    KeyId String Key pair ID.
    RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

    4. Error Codes

    The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

    Error Code Description
    InternalServerError Internal error.
    InvalidKeyPair.LimitExceeded Number of key pairs exceeds the limit.
    InvalidKeyPairName.Duplicate Duplicate key pair name.
    InvalidKeyPairNameEmpty Key name is empty.
    InvalidKeyPairNameIncludeIllegalChar Key name contains invalid characters. Key name can only contain letters, numbers and underscores.
    InvalidKeyPairNameTooLong Key name length exceeded 25 characters
    InvalidParameterValue Invalid parameter value. The parameter value is in an incorrect format or is not supported.
    InvalidPublicKey.Duplicate Invalid public key. The specified public key already exists.
    InvalidPublicKey.Malformed Invalid public key. The specified public key is in an incorrect format and does not conform to the OpenSSH RSA format.
    MissingParameter Parameter is missing. A required parameter is missing in the request.

    5. Example

    Example 1 Import a key pair

    Input example
    &PublicKey=ssh-rsa XXXXXXXXXXXX== skey_45071
    &<Common request parameters>

    Output example

      "Response": {
        "KeyId": "skey-4e5ty7i8",
        "RequestId": "6EF60BEC-0242-43AF-BB20-270359FB54A7"

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