Connect to AWS Server using winSCP
Connect to AWS Server using winSCP

Hi Guys, Welcome to Proto Coders Point. In this Article we will checkout how to connect to amazon EC2 instance server using winSCP.

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Create AWS ubuntu server & conn...
Create AWS ubuntu server & connect to aws server using winSCP & putty

Connecting to AWS server instance

To establish connection to AWS server we need 2 software to be installed in our system.

  1. Putty – puttyGen – Will use it to convert file .pem to .ppk
  2. WinSCP – will use to get connected to aws server.

Make sure, both the software are installed.

Video Tutorial

start watching for time 4:00 if you have already created amazon compute instance.

How to Connect to AWS server using winSCP

firstly, you need to convert .pem file to .ppk.

note: .pem file will be provided to you when you create AWS Instance”

Secondly, connect to server using winscp.

Step 1: convert pem to ppk

.pem to .ppk can easily be converted by using putty generate.

  • open putty key generator.
  • click on load button.
  • browser to .pem file & select it.
  • then click on save private key.

Steps to convert .pem to .ppk – screenshot guide

Open putty gen

open puttygen

click on load button & browser to pem file


click on save private key & save ppk file



Step 2: Connect to AWS instance using winSCP

Here are the step to use winSCP to connect to AWS server using ppk file.

  1. open winSCP.
  2. click on new session.
  3. new Site: file protocal (SFTP) > Fill Host Name (ip address) > username (ubuntu).
  4. click on advanced button.
  5. SSH > Authentication > browser to the ppk file you have created.
  6. Login

Steps in Screenshot guide

open winscp > new Session

winscp new session

new Site: file protocal (SFTP) > Fill Host Name (ip address) > username (ubuntu).

winscp login

Advanced Button > SSH > Authentication > browser to the ppk file you have created.


click on login button


Therefore, you have successfully connected to AWS server using WinSCP.