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I have to add IP restrictions to my amazon EC2 instance , The reason for doing it is , I dont want to allow to do ssh from all places , it should be allowed only from my ip address. I am new to amazon , Please kindly provide some instructions regarding this

Thanks in advance for responding to this

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Have you read this article: Tips for Securing Your EC2 Instance? I believe it has the information you need.

You should authorise your IP address (e.g. assuming your IP address is

PROMPT> ec2-authorize default -p 22 -s

And then simply create SSH key pairs for all your users and authorise the public key of the pairs with the ec2-add-keypair command as described in the Ditch Those Passwords: Use ssh Keys of the above mentioned article. This way only the users with authorised SSH key pairs from the authorised IP will be able to connect.

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Yup I had read that , But I have several users created and I want all of them to use the same my office ip address to do ssh , how I can do that – aravind.udayashankara Sep 29 '12 at 11:40
@aravind.udayashankara: added more details for possible solution. – Pedro Romano Sep 29 '12 at 11:50
thank you , I got it – aravind.udayashankara Sep 29 '12 at 17:26

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