Trying to import a public key for EC2. The UI has changed, but when I browse to the file location, all .pem files are grayed out and cannot be selected. The AWS doc says extension makes no difference, but I changed the public key to .pub just in case and it still doesn’t work. Any thoughts or ideas? I checked my previous EC2 keys and they are not recognized as well.
Thanks for highligting that – despite the documentation (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-key-pairs.html#having-ec2-create-your-key-pair) saying: "he file name extension for this file is not important." the slelection screen won’t let you select the key unless the extension is .pub
Yes I’m having the same problem when I try this now and I don’t know why. I wonder if something has changed internally in the way this works on the AWS side now, or the latest version of OpenSSL is possibly incompatible.
On my MAC, I got it to work using:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048
It will ask you to name the file and then automatically creates a .pub file which looks like this (your public key):
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQC7AwipjMn6/OklM7U6sExBFlCsOAIKT8HSPH0ZAfw+h6d7MOkcYWvmK/Kw1RYxp/PO982z2A3H0SfC6mYUTx5fmMieBlO6W/CFGblWHaXLwv6SQUvX6vqOcvWv2lZ6BJgYufg0rZKP6JIOI1IcqNYEunbaedK8v4uK5bn4P6y7VwNk6zaCjDlsWqlHEYRJljzILP5PJfpq3dFNouvX+iiz+POaTudGjKui6wUhy9XWTxSefiswxLZ0JyNm6WbT9GAdcOcsdFQgE+g4MPFUvWHiIkDLAPu62JiOwE/4408CmH/+E3B5nP1DXru6r7F51k0ZQXFTFgJqaMutJsLl4cFr firstname.lastname@example.org
(remove the last bit with email@example.com )and then this file can be imported into the console.
I’ll talk to Ryan about updating this lecture!
This would appear to be a bug in the upgrade to the AWS Console User Interface for EC2. If you deselect the "New EC2 Experience" in the top left menu pane it reverts to the old User Interface and allows you to import the file as per the video. I have notified AWS via the "Tell us what you think" feedback link.