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Connecting to Your Linux Instance

Use the following procedure to connect to your Linux instance using PuTTY. You need the .ppk file that you created for your private key – see this tutorial. If you receive an error while attempting to connect to your instance, see Troubleshooting Connecting […]

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Convert Your Private Key Using PuTTYgen

PuTTY does not natively support the private key format for SSH keys. PuTTY provides a tool named PuTTYgen, which converts keys to the required format for PuTTY. You must convert your private key (.pem file) into this format (.ppk file) […]

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The Root User Account

When you first create an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account, you begin with a single sign-in identity that has complete access to all AWS services and resources in the account. This identity is called the AWS account root user and […]

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What is AWS Lambda?

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume – there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any […]

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What is Amazon EC2 and what does it do?

An EC2 instance is a virtual server in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for running applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. AWS is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform; EC2 is a service that allows business subscribers to […]

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AWS S3 Buckets

To upload your data (photos, videos, documents etc.) to Amazon S3, you must first create an S3 bucket in one of the AWS Regions. You can then upload any number of objects to the bucket. In terms of implementation, buckets […]

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Quick steps to enable AWS multi-factor authentication (MFA)

AWS secures the underlying infrastructure, but organisations are responsible for locking down account access and integrity. Here is how to simply establish MFA on AWS. IT organisations on the road to AWS can leave access doors wide open behind them. […]