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CDK Construct for managing EC2 key pairs

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AWS CDK L3 construct for managing EC2 Key Pairs.

CloudFormation does not directly support creation of EC2 Key Pairs. This construct provides an easy interface for creating Key Pairs through a custom CloudFormation resource. The private key is stored in AWS Secrets Manager.


# Example automatically generated without compilation. See
import aws_cdk.core as cdk
from cdk_ec2_key_pair import KeyPair

# Create the Private Key
key = KeyPair(self, "A-Key-Pair",
    description="This is a Key Pair"

# Grant read access to a role or user

The private key will be stored in AWS Secrets Manager. The secret name is prefixed with ec2-private-key/, so in this example it will be saved as ec2-private-key/a-key-pair.


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