I downloaded the pem file on my Windows machine and I am able to connect to my instance with the puttygen generated ppk file (which has a public and a private key in it).
I copied the pem file over onto a linux box and tried
ssh -i pemfile.pem firstname.lastname@example.org -v but ssh is asking me for a password. The debug output (
-v) is as follows:
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /home/w/jpgate.pem debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: password email@example.com's password:
So I suppose I need a public key, right? How do I get the public key on linux?
Why does every tutorial tell that I only need to
ssh -i key.pem firstname.lastname@example.org?