Transfer / Client / import_host_key



Adds a host key to the server that’s specified by the ServerId parameter.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.import_host_key(
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
  • ServerId (string) –


    The identifier of the server that contains the host key that you are importing.

  • HostKeyBody (string) –


    The private key portion of an SSH key pair.

    Transfer Family accepts RSA, ECDSA, and ED25519 keys.

  • Description (string) – The text description that identifies this host key.

  • Tags (list) –

    Key-value pairs that can be used to group and search for host keys.

    • (dict) –

      Creates a key-value pair for a specific resource. Tags are metadata that you can use to search for and group a resource for various purposes. You can apply tags to servers, users, and roles. A tag key can take more than one value. For example, to group servers for accounting purposes, you might create a tag called Group and assign the values Research and Accounting to that group.

      • Key (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The name assigned to the tag that you create.

      • Value (string) – [REQUIRED]

        Contains one or more values that you assigned to the key name you create.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ServerId': 'string',
    'HostKeyId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ServerId (string) –

      Returns the server identifier that contains the imported key.

    • HostKeyId (string) –

      Returns the host key identifier for the imported key.


  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.ServiceUnavailableException

  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.InternalServiceError

  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.ResourceExistsException

  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • Transfer.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException