Shows information about key pairs.


euca-describe-keypairs [ keypair_name ] [[--filter "name=value"] ...]


Option Description Required
keypair_name Key pair name to describe No
-F, --filter name=value Filter for limiting the results. See the table in the Available Filters section for a list of filters. Use quotation marks if the value has a space ("name=value example"). On a Windows system, use quotation marks even without a space in the value ("name=value"). No

Available Filters

You can add filters to your request so that the response includes information for only certain keypairs. For example, you can use a filter to specify that you want to find keypairs that include the string lampin their name. Some tips for using filters with this command:

The following are the available filters for euca-describe-keypairs:

Filter Description
fingerprint Fingerprint of the key pair
key-name Name of the keypair

Common Options

Option Description
--show-empty-fields Show empty fields as "(nil)".
--region user@region Region and/or user name to search when looking up config file data. Only valid for EC2 endpoints.
-U,--url url URL of the cloud service to connect to. For administrative commands, this should be <ip_address>:8773/services/Empyrean.
-I,--access-key-id key_id User's access key ID.
-S,--secret-key secret_key User's secret key.
--security-token token User's security token.
--debug Prints what the command sends to the server and what it receives from the server. Use when you're trying to debug Euca2ools.
--debugger Enable interactive debugger on error.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.
--version Display the version of this tool.



KEYPAIR mykey   52:5f:e7:03:67:ad:b5:f3:65:4b:94:77:90:61:5f:1e:44:96:74:62