SSHing to AWS Linux Server from your mac

Today I struggled for 15 minutes before figuring out how to SSH to Linux Server from mac (Being my first time as a previous Putty user from Windows). Mac had some recent changes apparently regarding OpenSSH protocol implementation. ‘M not sure though. All you gotta do is follow the simple steps (if you don’t know a quicker way) in your mac terminal:

  • mv <your_pem_file> ~/.ssh 
  • chmod 600 ~/.ssh/<your_pem_file> - Limits access to file - Necessary
  • chmod 700 ~/.ssh - Limits access to folder - Necessary
  • ssh -i ~/.ssh/<your_pem_file> ec2-user@<AWS_Server_Domain_name>

You’ll get the following screen 🙂 Enjoy coding in AWS !!

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