If you use LightSail, AWS provides an easy way for you to connect to LightSail instances via Web SSH. I normally use a terminal (ssh client) to connect to LightSail instances, but using Web SSH is very convenient. If you try to do an OS upgrade, for example from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you will break Web SSH. AWS has added a special Web SSH configuration on LightSail base images. The error you’ll get is “Upstream Error 515.” The only way to fix this is to get AWS Support to help you apply the fix. It’s not a make or break it deal, but it can be a nuisance if you prefer to use AWS Web SSH instead of a terminal. If you need a more secure SSH connection, consider uploading your ssh-key to the server, and disable password login.
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I'm Ulysses, a Cloud Engineer at Cardinal Health based in Columbus, Ohio. I’m a certified AWS Solutions Architect. This website is my way of documenting the things I have learned in the Cloud. When off the grid, I enjoy riding my electric skateboard. I have surfed, snowboarded and played the saxophone in the past. I hope you will find this site helpful. It's powered by WordPress and hosted in AWS LightSail.