Monday, October 17, 2011

Convert Amazon EC2 PEM files to PPK

So you just set up a keypair in Amazon EC2 and got a PEM file, Now how do you login to using Putty ?

How to login to Amazon EC2 using Putty

Open Puttygen, if you dont have puttygen, you can get it for download at

Amazon EC2 Import PEM using Putty

  • Now click Conversions > Import.

  • Choose your PEM file that was downloaded from the Amazon EC2 dashboard

  • Click on Save Private Key and name it something .ppk
    Convert Amazon PEM file to PPK file

  • Voila, use your ppk to login through Putty to your Amazon EC2 Instance