Permissions for key123 pem are too open It is required that your private key files are NOT accessible by others

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Hi Guys, 

I am trying to do SSH in my instance. But it is showing me the below error. 

C:\>ssh -l ec2-user 13.126.141.194 -i key123.pem
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@         WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE!          @
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Permissions for 'key123.pem' are too open.
It is required that your private key files are NOT accessible by others.
This private key will be ignored.
Load key "private-key.ppk": bad permissions
ec2-user 13.126.141.194: Permission denied (publickey).

How can I solve this error?

Jun 3, 2020 in AWS by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You got this error because you didn't set security for your key file. To avoid this error, you can follow the below given commands. Open power shell from your windows system and run all the given commands one by one.

$ $path=".\key.pem"
$icacls.exe $path /reset
$icacls.exe $path /inheritance:r
$icacls.exe $path /GRANT:R "$($env:USERNAME):(R)"

Hope this will solve your error.

answered Jun 3, 2020 by MD
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selected Nov 17, 2020 by akhtar
Thanks, these commands did fix the issue
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