Host key not found in directory Permission denied publickey or Authentication failed permission denied

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Hi Everyone,

I have my instances in AWS. I downloaded private key to connect my instances. But I got this error, when I tried to connect my instance from my local system.

Host key not found in [directory], Permission denied (publickey), or Authentication failed, permission denied

How can I solve this error?

Apr 28, 2020 in AWS by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

When we connect our instance from local machine via SSH, we have to provide .pem file and also the user name. But user name depends on your AMI. So make sure you are using proper user name at the time of SSH. You can go through the below points.

  • For Amazon Linux 2 or the Amazon Linux AMI, the user name is ec2-user.

  • For a CentOS AMI, the user name is centos.

  • For a Debian AMI, the user name is admin or root.

  • For a Fedora AMI, the user name is ec2-user or fedora.

  • For a RHEL AMI, the user name is ec2-user or root.

  • For a SUSE AMI, the user name is ec2-user or root.

  • For an Ubuntu AMI, the user name is ubuntu.

  • Otherwise, if ec2-user and root don't work, check with the AMI provider.

answered Apr 28, 2020 by MD
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