[cs615asa] What's the X.509 certificate used for?

hchen29 hchen29 at stevens.edu
Tue Jan 27 13:05:49 EST 2015

On 01/27/2015 12:36 PM, hchen29 wrote:
> Hello,
> From the article online "How To: Getting Started with Amazon EC2",
> there is a X.509 certificate should be downloaded first and a private
> key as well. I want to know what this is used for. I think if we want
> to launch an EC2 instance with ssh, we should produce another
> key-pair. So i'm confused with this X.509 certificate and the private
> key gerated at the beginning.
> Hanxiong Chen,
> 01/27/2015
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Sorry for the wrong spelling. It's "gerated" =>"generated". In addition, 
is this certification and keypair is used for the verification of the 
communication between local linux system and Amazon Server? I mean, if 
we want to use AWS CLI to connect to the server, we need this key-pair, 

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