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Connecting to an Infrastructure From a Linux or OSX Machine

If you are connecting to the Gateway instance from a Linux or Mac OSX machine use the following steps.


Before you connect to your Gateway instance, you will need to:

  • Install an SSH client
    Your Linux or Mac computer most likely includes an SSH client by default. You can check for an SSH client by typing ssh at the command line. If your computer doesn’t recognize the command, the OpenSSH project provides a free implementation of the full suite of SSH tools. For more information, see http://www.openssh.com.

To connect to the Gateway instance using SSH

  1. In a command-line shell, change directories to the location of the DashKey file that you found earlier.

  2. Use the ssh command to connect to the instance. You specify the DashKey file and ec2-user@public_dns_name_or_ipv4_address. For example:

    ssh -i /path/DashKey ec2-user@ec2-54-189-199-216.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

You will see the following response.

The authenticity of host 'ec2-54-189-199-216.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ('
can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 1f:51:ae:28:bf:89:e9:d8:1f:25:5d:37:2d:7d:b8:ca:9f:f5:f1:6f.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
  1. Enter yes.

    You will see the following response.

    Warning: Permanently added 'ec2-54-189-199-216.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com' (RSA)
    to the list of known hosts.

You are now connected to your Gateway instance.