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Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-07)

Creating an Amazon EC2 Key Pair

If you already have an Amazon EC2 key pair for the Amazon EC2 region in which you want to configure live streaming, skip to Getting a License for Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2. If you don't have a key pair in that region, follow the steps below.

A key pair is a security credential similar to a password and is specific to an AWS region. You need to 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 securely connect to your Amazon EC2 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 selector, choose 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 from which the live stream will be published.

  3. In the left navigation pane, choose Key Pairs.

  4. In the key pairs pane, choose 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 need it later when you create an AWS CloudFormation live-streaming stack.

  6. Choose Create, and, when prompted, save the .pem file to a safe place on your computer. Note that you will not be able re-download this file.

  7. Choose Close to close the Create Key Pair dialog box.

Next: Getting a License for Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2