AWS Ground Station
User Guide

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Step 2: Create EC2 SSH Key Pair

If you do not already have one, create a new key pair in the Amazon EC2 console for each AWS Region where you plan to receive data:

  1. Choose one of the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio) or US West (Oregon). You need to create a key pair for every AWS Region in which you plan to reserve contacts.

  2. Choose Services > EC2 > Network & Security > Key Pairs, and then choose Create Key Pair.

  3. Enter a friendly name like bastion-key-<region> (for example, bastion-key-useast2).

  4. Save the private key, make it accessible to your ssh utility of choice, and set the ownership/permissions as needed (for example, chmod 600 <key.pem>).

  5. Repeat for the other AWS Region if needed.