Cause i want to access my own EC2 from different host. It is hard to key the pem file in every host.

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Assuming SSH access:

# Turn on password authentication
sudo sed -i 's/^PasswordAuthentication.*/PasswordAuthentication yes/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# Reload SSHd configuration
sudo service sshd reload
# Set a password for the ec2-user
sudo passwd ec2-user
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    It is almost correct. but when i try to set passwd for ec2-user. passwd: Authentication token manipulation error. It seems that we don't have the default password that amazon gave up... – Kit Ho Jul 30 '11 at 16:24
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    Perhaps changing it as root! Updated answer. – h0tw1r3 Jul 30 '11 at 16:32

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