5.4 Use Putty for Your EC2 Instance

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Time
3 hours 27 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
4
Video Transcription
00:01
in this video,
00:02
we will use putting toe log in tow are easy to instance
00:08
and use Patijn to convert our pen file to a PPK file.
00:15
In our last video, we launched our very first E c. Two instance.
00:21
We also interacted with our instance from the command line of my Lennox box.
00:26
In this video, I will show the Windows users how to interact with the easy to instance via putty
00:33
for those who may not be familiar, but he is a free terminal emulator that runs on Windows.
00:38
It's very lightweight and easy to install
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if you recall from our last lesson.
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Our private key that AWS generated for us is stored as a dot pen file.
00:50
But he doesn't understand pen files, but instead uses a P p K file, which stands for Putty Private Key.
00:58
So we will actually need to convert our pen file to the PPK format.
01:04
But it comes with a tool called Putty Jin that performs his conversion for us.
01:11
So let's get started by opening up a Web browser.
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Let's type putty in the search bar.
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Then let's select the link that begins with Chae Arc
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Select, a package based on. If your computer is 32 bit or 64 bit,
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I will select 64
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Then download the package
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next navigate to where you downloaded the package,
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then run the installer.
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You can accept all of the defaults with this install,
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so just click next
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and then stall
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and then click Finish.
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It's a good idea to copy the putty, gin and putty. Execute a bles to your desktop or taskbar as you use them often.
02:23
Next, I will navigate to my easy to instance from our last lesson
02:28
and turn it back on
02:39
to turn it on. Just right. Click
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and then click. Start,
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then click. Yes, start
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next
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open putty gin on your desktop
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Quick load to navigate where you stored the old pen file.
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Putty Jin will be looking for a dot PPK file,
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but of course there won't be any since we haven't created one yet,
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so we will need to change the filter and Explorer to all files.
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Then we'll be able to see our pen file.
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So let's highlight our pin file and click open
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Putty. Jen
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informs us that our import was successful
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quick. Okay,
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now we will need to rename our private key
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and save it as a dot PPK file.
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Then click open,
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then click Save Private Key.
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Next open putty
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for the host name. We will type
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E C two desks user at
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and then we will paste in the I P address of our instance.
04:15
Since we just turned the EEC to instance back on, it will have a new I p address.
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I have already copied the new one,
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so I'll just paste it in.
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Then let's copy this host name so that we don't have to keep typing it in all time
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and then paste it under save sessions.
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Next scroll down to off under SS H.
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This is where we will tell Putty to use our private key.
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Great
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Next click Save
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Select our easy to session,
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then click open.
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And now we get that message from our instance about our private key not being cashed.
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This is normal. So just click Yes,
05:23
and we have just authenticated to R E. C. Two instance
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over party
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are easy to instance, says that there are some security updates available, so let's install those Now
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we have to make ourselves route
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Then run the command Yum update dash y
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and then enter.
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And that, my friends, is all there is to it.
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Excellent job, everyone.
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In this video,
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we download it and use putty to log into our easy to residence.
06:23
And
06:25
we also used Putty Jin to convert our pen file
06:28
to a PPK file.
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