Training on linux using a Windows laptop and connecting to AWS EC-2 linux server.
Hello Red Hat Community of learners.
I think the ideal way to lean linux is to have a separate laptop/desktop running linux. Since I do not have a separate device, I use my personal/student laptop running Windows 11. It was painful, but, I was able to resolve the .pem file permission issue that you get when you try to run the ssh command from a Windows shell. I followed instructions from edX Lab instructions. However, when I tried to connect to AWS, I received the following message at the DOS shell prompt:
WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE!
Permissions for '2022key.pem' are too open.
The key to my solution was understanding the linux permission 4 which is the numerical for the Read permission. By simulating that in the Security tab of the Windows properties tab, I was able edit the permissions and finally get the ssh -i "xxx.pem" firstname.lastname@example.org. amazon.com to connect to AWS Linux server for the lab. It was a big WHEW!