How To Obtain a Public Key from an AWS .pem Private Key on Linux and Mac

Author: , February 4th, 2019

Use the ssh-keygen command on a computer to which you’ve downloaded your private key .pem file; for example: First, ensure permissions will allow ssh-keygen to work: chmod 600 /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem Then generate an RSA public key: ssh-keygen -y -f /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem >

How To Get root Access To An AWS Instance At Launch

Author: , August 3rd, 2011

First use SSH to login as the ec2-user:

erics@zeus:/Users/erics # ssh -i foo.pem Last login: Tue Nov 19 20:28:19 2013 from __| __|_ ) _| ( / Amazon Linux AMI ___|\___|___| No packages needed for security; 7 packages available Run “sudo yum update” to apply all updates. [ec2-user@xyz ~]$ sudo su […]