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How to Connect to AWS using PuTTY

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I was given a pem file and these instructions:

chmod 400 dev-server.pem
ssh -i dev-server.pem ec2-user@23.18.185.345

I assume these instruction are for a Linux machine. I'm on a Windows machine and I use PuTTY to connect to SSH. So I don't understand how to connect.

How do I use this pem file to connect through my Windows installation?
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You can use PuTTYgen to convert that pem key to a PuTTY ppk file.
Start PuTTYgen, and go to Conversions -> Import.  Import your pem file, and then click Save Private Key.  Note where you save the resulting ppk file.

Now in PuTTY, you can go into Connection -> SSH -> Auth, and use the Browse button to enter this ppk file into the "Private key file for authentication" space.
Looks like you'll also want to set the username as "ec2-user" under Connection -> Data,
and the Host Name as "23.18.185.345" under Session.

Enter a name in the Saved Sessions field, such as "AWS Connection" and click the Save button, so you'll have all this for later.
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