AWS EC2 ami ssh login

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#1 Thu, 2017-09-21 13:51
giorgio.grillini
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Hi to all,
I would like to install an Alpine linux image on AWS. I have found and launched the Alpine 3.6 (ami-fd228a92) on Frankfurt region but I am unable to connect via ssh.
I've tried with root user but it asked me for a password. I double checked my configuration and keys and everything seems normal.
I googled around but I cannot find anything that helps.
Can you please point me to the right direction? Do I need to connect with another user?

As an alternative I tried to follow this guide: http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/w/index.php?title=Install_Alpine_on_Amazon_EC2&redirect=no
I can easily follow the guide till the "lbu package amazon.apkovl.tar.gz" command. In fact as far as I know lbu is an alpine utility. Since I am using an ubuntu ami to build the alpine image how can I use lbu command?

Thanks in advance,
Giorgio Grillini

Fri, 2017-09-22 23:19
whip
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I have exactly the same problem. There is my question about the problem on ServerFault: https://serverfault.com/questions/875097/alpine-linux-on-aws-ec2-how-to-login-with-my-public-key

What's strange, that I can't find any documentation about AWS Alpine AMI.

Mon, 2017-10-02 02:44
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Same issue here, tried a variety of user names and such, created a few instances, and tried several different keys. May try building my own ami.

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