Simply connect to your "EC2 Instance Connect"-capable AWS EC2 servers using one command
Simply connect to your 'EC2 Instance Connect'-capable AWS EC2 servers using one command.
If you use 'EC2 Instance Connect' as described in this article you already noticed that it can become a hassle to connect to instances, especially if you frequently connect to different instances. The
sshaws command allows takes care of gathering the necessary information, calling ec2-instance-connect (to register your public key) and, finally, ssh to the instance.
With sshaws, in the best case, connecting to your instances will look like this:
- python3 and pip
- configured aws credentials and rights to connect to the instance
- instance needs to support ec2-instance-connect (AWS AMIs support that + you can install it on your servers)
pip install sshaws
You might need to use pip3 if you are not in a virtualenv. You might want to install the package in user space (if you don't have sudo rights). E.g.:
pip3 install --user sshaws
<instance-id> should be replaced by something like:
i-074126021e7b3e7f5. It can be found in the AWS Console (EC2 view, ECS task description, etc.)
By default it will use the default region, your ssh key at ~/.ssh/id_rsa (private) and ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub (public) and ec2-user as the username used to connect. See the help output to see how to change these options:
To look for the instance in two different regions use:
sshaws <instance-id> --regions eu-central-1 us-east-1
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