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Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-29)

Creating an Amazon EC2 Key Pair

If you already have an Amazon EC2 key pair in the Amazon EC2 region in which you want to configure Live Smooth Streaming, skip to Creating an AWS CloudFormation Stack for Live Smooth Streaming. If you don't have a key pair in that region, perform the following procedure.

A key pair is a security credential similar to a password. You specify a key pair when you create an AWS CloudFormation stack for live streaming, later in this process. After live streaming is configured, you use the key pair to retrieve the password for your Amazon EC2 Windows Server instance.

To create an Amazon EC2 key pair

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

  2. In the Region list, click the region in which you want to create the key pair.

    You must create the key pair in the same region where you will create your AWS CloudFormation stack for live streaming later in this process. We recommend that you create the key pair and the stack for live streaming in the region that is closest to the location of your live event.

  3. In the Navigation pane, click Key Pairs.

  4. In the Key Pairs pane, click Create Key Pair.

  5. In the Create Key Pair dialog box, enter a name for the key pair, and make note of the name. You'll enter this value when you create an AWS CloudFormation live-streaming stack, later in the process of setting up live streaming.

  6. Click Create, and the Opening <key_pair_name>.pem dialog box appears.

  7. Save the .pem file to a safe place on your computer.

  8. Click Close to close the Create Key Pair dialog box.

Next: Creating an AWS CloudFormation Stack for Live Smooth Streaming