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Connect to a Secure Web Gateway Instance within AWS

Connect to an instance of Web Gateway within AWS using an AWS web console.

  1. On the AWS Web Console, navigate to the Services menu in the upper right corner, then select EC2.
  2. Select Instances and right-click the name of the Web Gateway instance.
  3. Select Connect and execute the commands for connecting to the instance described in the window that opens.
    When performing the SSH authentication command, be sure not to use root, as it reads in the description, but the ec2 user name, which also includes the domain, for example:

    ssh -i <key pair file name>
  4. Next to the command line prompt that appears after you have successfully authenticated, type ec2-user and submit.
    A password is shown, which is the one that is required for logging on to the user interface of Web Gateway.
  5. Log on to the user interface of Web Gateway.
    1. In a web browser, enter the appropriate URL.
      This URL must include the Amazon public DNS name of the Web Gateway instance, for example:
    2. When prompted for your credentials, submit admin as the user name and the password that was shown before.

After logging on to the user interface successfully, you can work with the web security features that are provided by Web Gateway.

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