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User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

Installing an Amazon EC2 Key

When you create a stack, you can specify an Amazon EC2 SSH key that is installed by default on every instance in the stack.


                Default SSH key list on Add stack page

The Default SSH key list shows your AWS account's Amazon EC2keys. You can do one of the following:

  • Select the appropriate key from the list.

  • Select Do not use a default SSH key to specify no key.

If you selected Do not use a default SSH key, or you want to override a stack's default key, you can specify a key when you create an instance.


                Specifying an SSH key

When you start the instance AWS OpsWorks Stacks installs the public key in the authorized_keys file.