Step 5. Use to connect to another Instance or Service

The final step in this tutorial is using your new EC2 Instance to connect to other AWS Instances or Services. To do this, you have to access your Instance's Admin Panel. Please note that you will only be able to connect to another AWS Instance if it is in the same Security Group as the Instance you just set up.

1. Find your Instance in the Desktop App and click on it to see its Services. The Admin Panel is installed by default.

2. Connect to the Admin Panel and launch it in your browser.


3. Sign in with your account. You will be brought to a screen that looks like this: 


4. Click the blue Add + button to add a new Service.


For the purpose of this tutorial, I will show you how to add an SSH Service to different EC2 Instance. Please note that if the Instance you wish to create a connection to is not in the same security group as your Instance, you will not be able to connect.

5. Find the Private IPv4 address of the Instance you wish to host. Do this by using the EC2 Console, simply by selecting the Instance and viewing its details.

6. Enter that IPv4 address into the Host Address field in the Admin Panel.

7. Select SSH from the Type menu, and give the Service a name.

8. Click the blue check-mark to save the Service.



The EC2 Instance you create a connection to does not have to have installed on it, but may have to have a Security Group defining the open port if the Instance is not on the same VPC.

Now that the Service is added, refresh your Device List. You will notice that the Service has come online, and you can connect to it and share it with others.

You've completed the tutorial! Now you are ready to create an EC2 Instance that allows you to create secure connections to all your other AWS Instances, and use to selectively share these secure connections with others!

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