How To Obtain a Public Key from and 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 > your-key-pair.pub

How To Get root Access To An AWS Instance At Launch

Author: , August 3rd, 2011

First use SSH to login as the ec2-user: 1 2 3 ssh -i AWSKeyPair.pem ec2-user@{NewHostName} % sudo su – # ssh -i AWSKeyPair.pem ec2-user@{NewHostName} % sudo su – # erics@zeus:/Users/erics # ssh -i foo.pem ec2-user@thehost.foo Last login: Tue Nov 19 20:28:19 2013 from foo.bar __| __|_ ) _| ( / Amazon Linux AMI ___|\___|___| https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/2013.09-release-notes/ […]

How To Fix Webmin SSL Setup Errors

Author: , October 19th, 2010

I was getting this error: 1 Failed to save SSL options : The SSL private key file /etc/webmin/miniserv.pem does not exist or does not contain a PEM format key Failed to save SSL options : The SSL private key file /etc/webmin/miniserv.pem does not exist or does not contain a PEM format key Edit the file […]

Certifiable!

Author: , October 16th, 2009

Got the client’s web server to accept secure connections via SSL. I configured Apache httpd.conf properly so it used the right certificate file and it finally started working. I love lsof – what a great tool. Naomi just got home. Time for some TLC for her.