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Assigning Key Pairs

Before launching an instance, you need to assign a key pair to it. You will use the key pair to securely access your instance through SecureShell (SSH) using the ServiceLogin account. The public key is stored on AWS, and the private key is downloaded to your system as a .pem file.

You can select to have AWS automatically generate a key pair during instance launch or you can import a key pair generated on your terminal. Use the following tasks to assign key pairs to your instances.

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