In the realm of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances have gained immense popularity for their scalability, flexibility, and reliability. Managing these instances often requires remote access for administrative tasks, debugging, or troubleshooting. To address the security concerns associated with traditional bastion hosts and security key management, AWS recently introduced the Amazon EC2 Instance Connect Endpoint Service. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of Amazon EC2 Instance Connect Endpoint, its features, benefits, and how to leverage it for secure remote access to your EC2 instances without associated public IP.
Why Instance Connect Endpoint?
The Amazon EC2 Instance Connect Endpoint is a service provided by AWS that revolutionizes SSH access to EC2 instances. Traditionally, managing SSH access to AWS EC2 servers required solutions like bastion hosts and public IPs to the instances. However, EC2 Instance Connect simplifies this process by leveraging AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies to grant temporary, time-bound access to EC2 instances.