» aws_key_pair

Provides an EC2 key pair resource. A key pair is used to control login access to EC2 instances.

Currently this resource requires an existing user-supplied key pair. This key pair's public key will be registered with AWS to allow logging-in to EC2 instances.

When importing an existing key pair the public key material may be in any format supported by AWS. Supported formats (per the AWS documentation) are:

  • OpenSSH public key format (the format in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys)
  • Base64 encoded DER format
  • SSH public key file format as specified in RFC4716

» Example Usage

resource "aws_key_pair" "deployer" {
  key_name   = "deployer-key"
  public_key = "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQD3F6tyPEFEzV0LX3X8BsXdMsQz1x2cEikKDEY0aIj41qgxMCP/iteneqXSIFZBp5vizPvaoIR3Um9xK7PGoW8giupGn+EPuxIA4cDM4vzOqOkiMPhz5XK0whEjkVzTo4+S0puvDZuwIsdiW9mxhJc7tgBNL0cYlWSYVkz4G/fslNfRPW5mYAM49f4fhtxPb5ok4Q2Lg9dPKVHO/Bgeu5woMc7RY0p1ej6D4CKFE6lymSDJpW0YHX/wqE9+cfEauh7xZcG0q9t2ta6F6fmX0agvpFyZo8aFbXeUBr7osSCJNgvavWbM/06niWrOvYX2xwWdhXmXSrbX8ZbabVohBK41 email@example.com"

» Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • key_name - (Optional) The name for the key pair.
  • key_name_prefix - (Optional) Creates a unique name beginning with the specified prefix. Conflicts with key_name.
  • public_key - (Required) The public key material.

» Attributes Reference

In addition to all arguments above, the following attributes are exported:

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

» Import

Key Pairs can be imported using the key_name, e.g.

$ terraform import aws_key_pair.deployer deployer-key