If you use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) console to create an AWS instance running ArcGIS for Server, you can log in to authorize ArcGIS for Server, and configure data and services on the instance.
- Log in to the AWS Management Console and open the instance list for your account and region.
- Make sure your instance is running.
- Choose your instance from the list and examine its Description information. Note or copy the name given for Public DNS.
- Open any SSH client (such as PuTTY).
- Locate your private key file that you specified when you created the instance, for example, arcgisserver.pem.
- Use chmod to make sure your key file isn't publicly viewable; otherwise, SSH won't work:
chmod 400 arcgisserver.pem
- Connect to your AWS instance using its public DNS or Elastic IP.
To perform ArcGIS Server tasks, such as authorizing ArcGIS for Server, connect as the arcgis user. To perform operating system-level tasks, such as starting the web server, connect as the ubuntu user.
The following example makes an ssh connection as the arcgis user to an instance with an Elastic IP of arcgis-50-16-11-231.compute-1.amazonaws.com using the key file arcgisserver.pem:
ssh –i arcgisserver.pem email@example.com
- Authorize ArcGIS for Server by running the authorizeSoftware script. You need to reference an Esri license file.
arcgis@ip-10-82-222-58:$ cd /arcgis/server/tools/ arcgis@ip-10-82-222-58:/arcgis/server/tools$ ./authorizeSoftware <prvc_license_file> [email]
- ArcGIS for Server is ready for you to create a site.