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Discussion on: SSH and SCP with AWS SSM

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Gert Leenders

Hi David, great article. The method you describe here is definitely the easiest and the one that feels the most familiar. The downside of both using SCP and SSH with Session manger is this note from AWS:

Logging is not available for Session Manager sessions that connect through port forwarding or SSH. This is because SSH encrypts all session data, and Session Manager only serves as a tunnel for SSH connections.

Personally, that’s not functionally I want to loose using Session Manager, the tradeoff is indeed some extra complexity. It’s a personal choice of course. I just wanted to mention it. I’ve written my opinion down in my own blog post on this platform ( although I’m not going to add a shameless plug 😄 )

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Ari Kalfus

Ooh, thanks for calling that out