AWS Lightsail Key Pair

This page shows how to write Terraform and CloudFormation for Lightsail Key Pair and write them securely.

aws_lightsail_key_pair (Terraform)

The Key Pair in Lightsail can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_lightsail_key_pair. The following sections describe 5 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "default" {
  name = "wordpress"

resource "aws_lightsail_static_ip" "default" {
  name = "wordpress"
resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "lightsail_nex4" {
  name = "lightsail_nex4"

# create static ip
resource "aws_lightsail_static_ip" "test" {
resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "ssh_keys" {
  count = length(var.ssh_keys)

  name       = element(keys(var.ssh_keys), count.index)
  public_key = element(values(var.ssh_keys), count.index)
resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "key_pair" {
  name = "lg_key_pair"

resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "template_access" {
  name       = "template-access"
  public_key = file("./")


Explanation in Terraform Registry

Provides a Lightsail Key Pair, for use with Lightsail Instances. These key pairs are separate from EC2 Key Pairs, and must be created or imported for use with Lightsail.

Note: Lightsail is currently only supported in a limited number of AWS Regions, please see "Regions and Availability Zones in Amazon Lightsail" for more details

AWS::Lightsail::Instance (CloudFormation)

The Instance in Lightsail can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::Lightsail::Instance. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.


Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

The AWS::Lightsail::Instance resource specifies an Amazon Lightsail instance.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS Lightsail Key Pair?

AWS Lightsail Key Pair is a resource for Lightsail of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS Lightsail Key Pair?

For Terraform, the devops-adeel/wordpress, Htunn/IaC_Terraform and fdm1/terraform-ansible source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.