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Connect to EC2 Linux instance
  • Connect to Linux instance using EC2 Instance Connect , select the EC2 Instance Connect tab, Get the public DNS name and user name to connect to your instance.
  • Connect to your Linux instance from Windows using PuTTY , Open Putty .
  • Select Browse and choose Private key file for authentication.
  • Connect Linux instance from Windows using Putty.
  1. For Amazon Linux 2, the default user name is “ec2-user”
  2. For an Ubuntu , the user name is “ubuntu”