Unable to bootstrap aws instances with Identity file

#1

I am trying to bootstrap AWS RHEL instance using the pem key file as well as with ppk file. I am running the following command to bootstrap.

knife bootstrap ip_address -x ec2-user -i “path to pem file” -N “node_name” -r “recipe[java]” --sudo

It is prompting me to enter the password as the authentication got failed. I am trying this from windows machine as I don’t have the password I just went with return key and it got failed.

I have logged into the instance using the putty and asssigned password for ec2-user and provided the password. But it didn’t worked for me.

Any help is appreciated.

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#2

Are you able to login successfully using the same key using putty?

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#3

Also, please check whether you have given proper permissions to your .pem
file

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