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Securing your bastion hosts with Amazon EC2 Instance Connect

In this second post of a two-part series, learn how to enhance the security of your bastion hosts by using Amazon EC2 Instance Connect. With EC2 Instance Connect, you no longer have to associate a key pair to the instance, and you don’t need to permanently add user keys to authorized keys.

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Conditionally launch AWS CloudFormation resources based on user input

Here are two patterns that you can add to AWS CloudFormation to customize automated deployments based on values provided during the launch. The first pattern is for designing nested stacks that are optional. The second pattern allows you to change template URLs based on the current scenario.

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