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  4. Setting Up the Environment
  5. Creating a Key Pair

Creating a Key Pair


Create a key pair before you create a container cluster. Key pairs are used for identity authentication at the time of node login.

If you have already created a key pair, you will never need to create it again.


  1. On the management console, click Service List, and choose Computing > Elastic Cloud Server to launch the ECS console.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Key Pair.
  3. Click Create Key Pair.
  4. Enter a key pair name and click OK.

    The key pair name must be 1 to 64 characters long. Only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_) are allowed.

  5. In the displayed dialog box, click OK.

    A key file in the .pem format is generated and automatically saved to the default directory on your local computer.