Deploying rails 3.1 application to amazon EC2 Instance with Capistrano from local git repository

I am trying to deploy my rails application to EC2 Instance with
Capistrano from local git repository as a “root” user. I am following
this
http://blog.bhushangahire.net/2010/02/17/setup-capistrano-to-deploy-rails-application-on-amazon-ec2-with-git/
url.

I am having trouble with this step below.

5: Copy your SSH public key to your EC2 node
$ scp -i ~/my-ec2-keypair ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub [email protected]
xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com:/root/.ssh/authorized_keys2
NOTE the filename authorized_keys2 not authorized_keys!!

How can I copy my public key to EC2? when i tried to run command i
also get “Please login as the ec2-user user rather than root user.”

any help on this appreciated.

On 7 Dec 2011, at 05:34, Geo M. [email protected] wrote:

NOTE the filename authorized_keys2 not authorized_keys!!

How can I copy my public key to EC2? when i tried to run command i
also get “Please login as the ec2-user user rather than root user.”

If you’re using the amazon Linux AMIs (the default) then ssh access for
root is turned off. I don’t know why those instructions tell you to do
everything as root - there’s really no reason to. I just use the default
ec2-user for stuff that doesn’t need special privileges

Fred

yes I agree.

There wont be any “login by password” authentication for images that are
provided by Amazon.Theres only key based authentication

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Frederick C.
<[email protected]

wrote:

–Siva

thanks you. it worked. the command I used

scp -i amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem test.pub [email protected]
xxx-xxx-xxx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:/tmp

On Dec 7, 12:24am, Frederick C. [email protected]

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