Explain about the use of AWS Session Manager?

  • AWS Session Manager enables access to EC2 instances without the need of a Key-Value pair, which is a common way of generating a password to access the instances.
  • The advantage is that by using Session Manager, the session history of the EC2 instances is saved and thus helps monitoring the instance access.
  • The EC2 instance must have "AmazonEC2RoleForSSM" policy to be able to use Session Manger
  • Session Manager is a part of AWS Systems Manager
  • AWS Session Manager enables access to EC2 instances without the need of a Key-Value pair, which is a common way of generating a password to access the instances.
  • The advantage is that by using Session Manager, the session history of the EC2 instances is saved and thus helps monitoring the instance access.
  • The EC2 instance must have "AmazonEC2RoleForSSM" policy to be able to use Session Manger
  • Session Manager is a part of AWS Systems Manager
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