how to connect to aws ec2 instance from windows computer without putty

Hello Techies,

I don’t really like to use putty because i’m a linux user for development. Recently i wanted to connect to an AWS EC2 instance from my windows 10 pc, AWS recommended to use Putty or their CLI. But I don’t like none of those methods, we cannot use windows command prompt or power shell to accomplish the same without doing some modification on the system. So that i connected to aws using GitBash tools.

 

Use GitBash

It is very easy to use for a linux user, because GitBash support some linux commands like ls, ls -la , whoami etc..

First of all we need to locate our  private key file (.pem) file on our pc, I have already downloaded the pem file from aws when i created my ec2 instance. Right now its located in my ‘downloads’ folder so that, i just changed the current directory of gitbash to ‘downloads’ folder using cd command.

As i said before, my pem file is located in downloads folder, so that now i can run the command to connect to aws using my pem file called sijo.pem

ssh -i “SIJO.pem” ubuntu@ec2-54-202-69-35.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

Now, my gitbash connected to my aws ec2 instance as show in the following picture.

gitbash

 

This is how to use SSH connection from windows machine without PUTTY. You can also connect to a linux server from gitbash without pem file as well.

I hope this post will be helpful for someone.

 

Thanks

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