Connect to Your Instance Using SSH

After you have set up your keys locally, added your keys to Engine Yard Cloud and installed the keys to your applications environment, you are now ready to connect to your instance(s) using an SSH client.

There are two methods to start an SSH session:

  1. Manually start a console session

    • Open Terminal or your preferred SSH client.

    • SSH using your own IP address and username deploy. For example:

      ssh deploy@123.123.123.123 
    • SSH using your own amazon hostname and username deploy. For example:

      ssh deploy@ec2-123-123-123-123.compute-1.amazonaws.com 
    • Go to your dashboard.
    • Click an environment you want to connect to.
    • Click the SSH link.
    • You should receive a prompt to launch an SSH client. Accept this prompt.

Outcome

You should now be connected to an instance via an SSH session.