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Connecting to Managed Instances Using SSM Session Manager

Hands-On Lab


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AWS SSM Session Manager is an excellent feature to connect to and manage all your hybrid infrastructure remotely without having to use SSH for Linux or RDP for Windows instances. It provides the added bonus of security, as you don't need SSH/RDP ports open and access control to who can establish shell sessions using IAM policies. It also allows for logging and auditing of all activity during a shell session via Session Manager. In this hands-on lab, we'll configure an on-premises instance from scratch and access it using Session Manager as well as an EC2 instance within AWS.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.