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Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches by David Clinton

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Appendix. Connecting to your EC2 instance

The only way “in” to manage a Linux EC2 instance is through the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol—and from time to time, at least, you’ll definitely need access. SSH isn’t hard to use, but if you haven’t done it before, it can be a bit intimidating. In case you’re not familiar with how the process works from your operating system, this appendix tells you what you need to know.

Accessing the instance from a Linux or macOS machine

Open a terminal window through which you can connect to your new AWS instance. Depending on the Linux distribution running on your machine, you may use the Ctrl-Alt-T key combination or a desktop menu. Type ls to list the contents of your current directory, to confirm that the key-pair ...

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