Connect using Session Manager - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Connect using Session Manager

Session Manager is a fully-managed AWS Systems Manager capability for managing your Amazon EC2 instances through an interactive, one-click, browser-based shell, or through the AWS CLI. You can use Session Manager to start a session with an instance in your account. After the session is started, you can run interactive commands on the instance as you would for any other connection type. For more information about Session Manager, see AWS Systems Manager Session Manager in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.

Before attempting to connect to an instance using Session Manager, ensure that the necessary setup steps have been completed. For more information, see Setting up Session Manager.

To connect to an Amazon EC2 instance using Session Manager on the Amazon EC2 console
  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Instances.

  3. Select the instance and choose Connect.

  4. For Connection method, choose Session Manager.

  5. Choose Connect.

    Session Manager connection.

    If you receive an error that you’re not authorized to perform one or more Systems Manager actions (ssm:command-name), then you must update your policies to allow you to start sessions from the Amazon EC2 console. For more information and instructions, see Quickstart default IAM policies for Session Manager in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.