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How Can I Use a Key Pair?

Updated at: Jan 26, 2021 GMT+08:00


When you purchase an ECS, the system asks you to select a login mode. If you select Key pair, you are required to select an existing key pair or create a new pair.

If no key pair is available, create one on the management console.


  1. In the navigation pane of the ECS console, choose Key Pair. Then, click Create Key Pair.
    Figure 1 Create Key Pair
  2. After the key pair is created, download the private key to a local directory.
    Figure 2 Downloading a key pair
  3. When purchasing an ECS, select the created or existing key pair in Key pair.
    Figure 3 Selecting a key pair

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