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Tutorial blog to create a new Key Pair

This blog is created by Janani G.


  • Learn to create a key pair.

Step 1:

Log in to the AWS management console.

Search for EC2 service in the search bar provided on the page.

You will be directed to the following page. In the left navigation panel search for Key Pairs options in the left bar and then click on Create Key Pair button on top right corner.

Step 2:

Create Key Pair in .pem format (This key is only to be used while connecting from windows machine to Linux server).

Note: Here we are using Mumbai server hence we are giving name as Mumbai-KP but you can provide any name according to your servers.

  • Provide the Name for the key pair as Mumbai-KP.

  • Select file format type as .pem.

  • Click on the Create Key Pair button on bottom right.


Step 3:

Key pair is created successfully. Save this Key pair safely on your machine for future use.


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