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KMS keys vs key pairs

In the lecture towards the end, there is mention of KMS ‘keypair'(at arround the 8 minute mark)  and importing ‘public key’ via the KMS BYOK (External key) option. Is that factually correct? I believe it should be symmetric keys, KMS does not support keypairs.

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Yes, this lecture correct.  It is referring to importing asymmetric SSH keys onto an EC2 instance for authentication.  

You are correct that KMS does not support asymmetric keys.  https://docs.aws.amazon.com/kms/latest/developerguide/crypto-intro.html

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