I'm having inexplicable trouble connecting to my EC2 instance. I'm using the below, and no solution seems to quite be working properly. Thank you very, very much for your time!
ssh -v -i MikesKeyPair.pem firstname.lastname@example.org OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 20: Applying options for * debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 102: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to ec2-54-83-106-238.compute-1.amazonaws.com [184.108.40.206] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file MikesKeyPair.pem type -1 debug1: identity file MikesKeyPair.pem-cert type -1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.2 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.3 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3 pat OpenSSH_5* debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Server host key: RSA 5f:f1:86:8e:86:aa:94:43:a6:fe:16:68:be:6c:e7:ee debug1: Host 'ec2-54-83-106-238.compute-1.amazonaws.com' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /Users/goldnuggets/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/goldnuggets/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic debug1: Trying private key: MikesKeyPair.pem debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).