SSH key

CDP requires that you provide a public SSH key which will be used for admin access to EC2 instances. Only those users who have the corresponding private key would be able to login as an admin user. The minimum SSH key size is 2048 bits.

You have two options:

  • Paste an existing SSH key
  • Select an SSH key that has already been uploaded in the selected AWS region
On AWS, you can create or import SSH keys in the EC2 console > Key Pairs in the specified region by using the Create Key Pair or Import Key Pair options:

For instructions on how to create or import your SSH key on AWS, refer to Creating a key pair using Amazon EC2 and Importing your own public key to Amazon EC2 in AWS documentation.