Note: Connecting to AWS instances via SSH may require modifications to your organizations firewall or you may need to use a proxy server. This lesson is assuming you have direct access to the internet and to Amazon Web Services via the Putty SSH console and WinSCP. This lesson uses Putty.exe, Puttygen.exe and WinSCP. You can download Putty and PuttyGen for free Get PUTTY Here! You can download WINSCP here Get WinSCP! Download and install WINSCP before you begin.
Click the instance you want to connect to so it is highlighted
Click export certificate in the actions menu
Save the .pem file to a location on your computer. Take note of where you saved this to.
Next you will need to use Puttygen.exe to convert the pem file to a Putty Key file.
You can download Putty and PuttyGen for free Get PUTTY Here!