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cynethat
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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" ec2user@xxxxxx.compute-1.
amazon.com to connect to AWS Linux server for the lab. It was a big WHEW!

Thanks.
cynethat

 

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