Last updated: 2021-01-18 11:59:33

1. API Description

Domain name for API request:

This API is used to modify the attributes of key pairs.

  • This API modifies the name and description of the key pair identified by the key pair ID.
  • The name of the key pair must be unique.
  • Key pair ID is the unique identifier of a key pair and cannot be modified.

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:

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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: ModifyKeyPairAttribute.
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.
KeyId Yes String Key pair ID in the format of skey-xxxxxxxx.

You can obtain the available key pair IDs in two ways:
  • Log in to the console to query the key pair IDs.
  • Call DescribeKeyPairs and look for KeyId in the response.
  • KeyName No String New key pair name, which can contain numbers, letters, and underscores, with a maximum length of 25 characters.
    Description No String New key pair description. You can specify any name you like, but its length cannot exceed 60 characters.

    3. Output Parameters

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

    4. Example

    Example1 Modifying key pair name

    This example shows you how to modify the key pair name.

    Input Example

    &<Common request parameters>

    Output Example

      "Response": {
        "RequestId": "6ef60bec-0242-43af-bb20-270359fb54a7"

    Example2 Modifying key pair description

    This example shows you how to modify the key pair description.

    Input Example

    &<Common request parameters>

    Output Example

      "Response": {
        "RequestId": "aea2227b-fbb7-4cc7-bf29-d49b2b6db97c"

    5. Developer Resources


    TencentCloud API 3.0 integrates SDKs that support various programming languages to make it easier for you to call APIs.

    Command Line Interface

    6. Error Code

    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.
    InvalidKeyPairId.Malformed Invalid key pair ID. The specified key pair ID has an invalid format. For example, skey-1122 has an invalid ID length.
    InvalidKeyPairId.NotFound Invalid key pair ID. The specified key pair ID does not exist.
    InvalidKeyPairName.Duplicate Key pair name already exists.
    InvalidParameter A parameter error occurred.
    InvalidParameterValue Incorrect parameter value.
    MissingParameter Missing parameter.

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