Logging into your new instance “in the cloud” (Windows version)

We’ve created one Amazon instance per person – please pick one corresponding to your number.

Copy the name or number of your computer , and connect to that computer with ssh under the username ‘ubuntu’, as follows.

Install mobaxterm

First, download mobaxterm home edition (portable) and run it.

Start a new session


Fill in session settings

Put in your hostname (should be ec2-XXX-YYY-ZZZ-AAA.compute-1.amazon.aws.com), select ‘specify username’, and enter ‘ubuntu’.


Specify the session key

Copy the downloaded .pem file onto your primary hard disk (generally C:) and the put in the full path to it.


Click OK

Victory! (?)


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