If you want to run commands on the AWS EC2 Instance tool using Jenkins, this blog can help you to connect your self-hosted Jenkins with AWS EC2 Instance, using the SSH remote host plugin provided by Jenkins.


  1. One Up & Running AWS – EC2 Instance
  2. One UP  & Running Jenkins Server
  3. AWS EC2 Public IP Address
  4. AWS EC2 Pem File

Step 1

  • Go to: Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Manage Plugins -> Available Tab
  • Search For ‘SSH Plugin
  • Download and Install that Plugin

The plugin shall appear in the installed tab.

Step 2

  • Go to: Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Configure System

Now “SSH remote hosts” option will appear on this page.

  • “Add” button will appear in the SSH remote hosts section.
  • This plugin can connect multiple EC2 Instances.
  • Add button will ask for a number of parameters as described in the image above.

Parameter Values

  • Hostname: Public IP of EC2 Instance or any Domain name of EC2 Instance
  • Port: 22 ‘Because 22 Port is for SSH Connections’
  • pty, serverAliveInterval, timeout: put the value as described in above image
  • Need to Add Credentials by clicking Add button next to Credentials Drop Down.

Step 3

  • Add Credentials Popup will appear as explained in the image above.

Parameter Values

  • Kind: SSH Username with Private Key
  • Scope: Global
  • Username: ec2-user ‘or Any Username of your AWS EC2 Instance’
  • Private Key: Select ‘Enter directly’. Here we will add Pem file
    • Key: Open Pem file with text -> Copy Content -> Paste here.
  • Passphrase: leave it blank
  • ID: leave it blank
  • Description: Put any Name for your Connection.

Step 4

  • Back to SSH remote hosts in Manage Jenkins -> Configure System.
  • Select the credentials that you created recently.
  • Then hit ‘Check Connection’ Button.


 ? Congratulations! You successfully Integrated Jenkins with AWS EC2 using SSH remote host.