Ever trying to connect to Amazon Machine Image over SSH? Then you should read this. The username of AMI’s user is bitnami, at least for Bitnami Ubuntu images. I wont write specific instructions how to connect for Unix and Windows, as there are many other resources doing that. However I will describe possible issues that can occur with using Amazon EC2 services.
- Figure out what username exists in Amazon Machine Image.
Connecting with instructions provided by Amazon (right-click on EC2 running instance and select connect) does not always work. Common issue is probably wrong username. First try running ssh client with -v flag (verbose) and find probable cause. If returned error is “Permission denied (publickey)”, than you should check your username. For Bitnami AMI’s you should try “bitnami”.