Connect using PuTTY: Connect to AWS Instance using SFTP(PuTTY)


In this post I would like to show how to connect AWS account through SFTP(Secure File Transfer Protocol).PuTTY is a popular SSH, Telnet, and SFTP client for Windows. It is typically used for remote access to server computers over a network using the SSH protocol.Lets see how to connect.

Setup Host Name in PuTTY:

To start using putty we need host name or IP address.We can use Domain name or Public IP Address from AWS as a Host Name.


Setup Your PPK File in PuTTY:

After you generating PPK file you have to use this to enable communication securely with AWS having the corresponding public key.To fut PPK file go to the SSH->Auth section and browse to your PPK file.


Connect to the Server:

Once you setup Host and PPK file then you can connect to the server by clicking open button.After that you will get below screen.


Increase Connection Time in PuTTY:

If you want to increase connection time between PuTTY and AWS then go to your putty settings -> Connection and set the value of “Seconds between keepalives” to 30 seconds.After that connection time will be increase.

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Author: Hitesh

I am Hitesh from Jamshedpur (India). I have been working as a Web Application Developer from last 4+ years. I love diverse and attention catching web presence for a variety of users. Also I love to learn new things in Web Development.