The default way of accessing
EC2 instances on
AWS is via
SSH. Password authentication is disabled and it forces you to use public key authentication method using the key pair that is stored in your
SSH client is normally included in default installation of
Linux or other
Unix-based operating systems, but not so in
Windows. You need to install
OpenSSH client for
Windows or use third party
SSH clients such as
Steps to connect to Linux AWS EC2 instance using PuTTY:
EC2instance is configured to allow
SSHconnection from your current host or use a
VPNor proxy server if necessary.
pemprivate key file to
PuTTY Private Key) format.
Yesif a security alert pops up as this is your first connection to the server and the server's key fingerprint is not in your
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