Connect to private EC2 instances via bastion hosts with SSH Agent forwarding

To connect to a private EC2 instance you need to use a bastion host (oka jump box). But because of security concerns you might not want to upload your private key to the bastion host. How do you solve this dilemma ? Easy! With SSH Agent forwarding.

You can refer to the code snippet below or the video at the bottom of the article

ssh-agent bash
ssh-add keyfilename
ssh -A USER@BASTIONHOST
[connected]
ssh USER@PRIVATEIP

The video below shows you how to do this quick and easy

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