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Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)- Windows 11


Hi all, I am trying to connect to ec2 machine (default linux) while on Windows 11 as my work machine. I am receiving the following on my CLI:

C:>ssh -i C:\AWS\pizza-key.pem ec2-user@ Load key "C:\AWS\pizza-key.pem": Permission denied ec2-user@ Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).

Please suggest.


  • I'm seeing this same issue with some instances. The instance typically works fine for a while and oftentimes never has the issue, but then I get this error. I'm not sure what is happening to my instances - it seems like a bug. A couple weeks ago it seemed like most of my instances had this issue after a couple days of ssh ing into them without problems.

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