I have AWS ec2-user with Amazone AMI.

Accidentaly, I changed the ownership of the all the accounts to root in the root directory.

chown -R root:root ./ 

Now, I cannot login to my ec2-user account using Putty.

I found a similar situation in this link Cannot login to server after file permissions change but my server is on AWS and not physical.


Use the AWS Management console (https://aws.amazon.com/console/) to add another user with appropriate (we'll presume the user will need root/sudo) privileges. Undo the damage; you can then delete the "new user" you added.

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  • Thanks man but didn't work. – Mohd. Umar Nov 15 '16 at 1:53

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