Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Convert your private key (.pem to .ppk) using PuTTYgen.
Learn to convert private key from .pem format to .ppk.
Use this tutorial to connect to your Linux instance from Windows using PuTTY.
Step 1: In AWS Console go to EC2 Services. In the side panel, select Key Pairs under Network and Security.
Click on Create Key Pair.
Configure it as follows and Create key pair.
The .pem file will download on your local machine. Store it in a safe file structure.
Step 2: Follow this link and download PuTTY. Install it on your local machine.
The installation will give you 2 software applications: PuTTY and PuTTYgen.
Open the PuTTYgen application. Click on Conversions -> Import Key.
Locate the .pem file and import it in PuTTY. Click on Save private key.
Save it with appropriate distinct name and access whenever needed.
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