Deletes one or more SSH key pairs.


When you call this operation, take note of the following items:

  • After an SSH key pair is deleted, you cannot query the SSH key pair by calling the DescribeKeyPairs operation.
  • If an SSH key pair is bound to one or more Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, the SSH key pair cannot be deleted.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DeleteKeyPairs

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to DeleteKeyPairs.

RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region. You can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the most recent region list.

KeyPairNames String Yes ["skp-bp67acfmxazb41****", "skp-bp67acfmxazb42****", … "skp-bp67acfmxazb4p3***"]

The names of SSH key pairs. The value can be a JSON array that consists of up to 100 key pair names. Separate multiple key pair names with commas (,).

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
RequestId String 473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E

The ID of the request.


Sample requests
&KeyPairNames=["skp-bp67acfmxazb41****", "skp-bp67acfmxazb42****", … "skp-bp67acfmxazb4p3***"]
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK


JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

  "RequestId" : "473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E"

Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
400 MissingParameter The input parameter "KeyPairNames" that is mandatory for processing this request is not supplied. The error message returned because the required KeyPairNames parameter is not specified.
400 InvalidKeyPairNames.ValueNotSupported The specified parameter "KeyPairNames" is not valid. The error message returned because the specified KeyPairName parameter is invalid.
403 InstanceKeyPairLimitExceeded Exceeding the allowed amount of instance which will be deleted. The error message returned because the number of specified key pairs exceeds the upper limit.

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.