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Connect to the ec2 server using WinSCP

  1. Run WinSCP.
  2. In the Left Section, click on the “New Site” Link.
  3. Enter the “Host” name or IP address.
  4. Enter “User name” (ec2-user, root, ubuntu etc.)
  5. Click on “Advanced..” button.
  6. Click on Authentication link under SSH.
  7. Select the PPK file in box “Private key file”
  8. Click on “Save…” and give it a descriptive name like “my-ec2-server”
  9. Close and run WinSCP again, this time select server name and click in the “Login” button.