I am working with some Amazon EC2 servers that are up and running, and I need to SSH into the servers. I don't have any keys that were generated when the servers were first set up (someone else did it long before I got here). Can I still get into the servers without the key files?
FWIW I've tried a lot of things to SSH into the box so far, including generating new key pairs in the EC2 dashboard, and nothing seems to be working. This Amazon AWS support post and this answer seem to indicate that I'm out of luck unless I want to make an AMI of my current server and then use it to instantiate a whole new EC2 server instance (just to get the .pem file generated at that time). Is that really the only way I can get into the box at this point?!