If you’re looking for an easy way to copy ssh keys from a MacOs machine to a server working as a bastion host.

Before this I used to copy the pem file , ssh into the server and make a file with the copied text. Then use that key to ssh into a machine.

 

The way I do it now is ssh agent forwarding.

Before you ssh into a machine, enter this command:

$ssh-add -K yourkey.pem

You should see an output of “Identity added”

Now when you ssh into the Bastion Host, instead of the -i just do this:

$ ssh -A user@IPADRESS

 

Afeter you ssh into the Bastion. You should be able to ssh into a server inside a private subnet of the same VPC.

 

 

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