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NAME VM::EC2::REST::keys - Manipulate ssh key pairs


        use VM::EC2 ':standard';




       These methods let you manipulate ssh key pairs.

   @keys = $ec2->describe_key_pairs(@names);
   @keys = $ec2->describe_key_pairs(\%filters);
   @keys = $ec2->describe_key_pairs(-key_name => \@names, -filter    => \%filters);
       Searches for ssh key pairs matching the provided filters and return a series of
       VM::EC2::KeyPair objects.

       Optional arguments:

        -key_name      A single key name or an arrayref containing a list
                          of names

        -filter          Filter on tags and other attributes.

       The full list of key filters can be found at:

   $key = $ec2->create_key_pair($name)
       Create a new key pair with the specified name (required). If the key pair already exists,
       returns undef. The contents of the new keypair, including the PEM-encoded private key, is
       contained in the returned VM::EC2::KeyPair object:

         my $key = $ec2->create_key_pair('My Keypair');
         if ($key) {
           print $key->fingerprint,"\n";
           print $key->privateKey,"\n";

   $key = $ec2->import_key_pair($name,$public_key)
   $key = $ec2->import_key_pair(-key_name            => $name, -public_key_material =>
       Imports a preexisting public key into AWS under the specified name.  If successful,
       returns a VM::EC2::KeyPair. The public key must be an RSA key of length 1024, 2048 or
       4096. The method can be called with two unnamed arguments consisting of the key name and
       the public key material, or in a named argument form with the following argument names:

         -key_name     -- desired name for the imported key pair (required)
         -name         -- shorter version of -key_name

         -public_key_material -- public key data (required)
         -public_key   -- shorter version of the above

       This example uses Net::SSH::Perl::Key to generate a new keypair, and then uploads the
       public key to Amazon.

         use Net::SSH::Perl::Key;

         my $newkey = Net::SSH::Perl::Key->keygen('RSA',1024);
         $newkey->write_private('.ssh/MyKeypair.rsa');  # save private parts

         my $key = $ec2->import_key_pair('My Keypair' => $newkey->dump_public)
             or die $ec2->error;
         print "My Keypair added with fingerprint ",$key->fingerprint,"\n";

       Several different formats are accepted for the key, including SSH "authorized_keys" format
       (generated by ssh-keygen and Net::SSH::Perl::Key), the SSH public keys format, and DER
       format. You do not need to base64-encode the key or perform any other pre-processing.

       Note that the algorithm used by Amazon to calculate its key fingerprints differs from the
       one used by the ssh library, so don't try to compare the key fingerprints returned by
       Amazon to the ones produced by ssh-keygen or Net::SSH::Perl::Key.

   $result = $ec2->delete_key_pair($name)
       Deletes the key pair with the specified name (required). Returns true if successful.




       Lincoln Stein <>.

       Copyright (c) 2011 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

       This package and its accompanying libraries is free software; you can redistribute it
       and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL (either version 1, or at your option, any
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       In addition, please see DISCLAIMER.txt for disclaimers of warranty.