ssh login to AWS instance created by Bamboo Ondemand

I've been trying to configure Bamboo Ondemand to use AWS instances, but so far it's been quite a pain. First I had to set the region to US East, because for the EUR region I would not see any instance images available.

Now I've managed to launch a instance (type ami-a30b44ca) but I am not able to ssh into it. This line is giving me login refushed error every time, even when I try usernames like ubuntu, bamboo or root (I've obfusciated the hostname):

ssh -i /data/jirastudio/bamboo/home/xml-data/configuration/elasticbamboo.pk ec2-user@ec2-xx-xx-xx-xx.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it? Because right now the build server works, but I cannot connect to it to see what's actually going on with the files.

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I found the problem with the Ubuntu image not starting the Bamboo agent: there was a problem in /etc/rc.local that broke the script:

cp -a /home/ubuntu/.ssh /home/ec2-user/.ssh

should be

cp -a /home/ubuntu/.ssh/* /home/ec2-user/.ssh

That fixed it for me atleast.

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You need to download https://nascom.atlassian.net/builds/admin/elastic/getPkFile.actionto your local drive and use it in the ssh command instead of -i /data/etc .

I ofcourse did that. What turned out to be was that not all of the images listed by Bamboo had a login that worked, but after trying a few I managed to login.

On a sidenode, when I tried the Ubuntu image I could login (with root@) but no Bamboo java install was done on the server. So it was up and running, but not usable for Bamboo.

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