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Start an EC2 Kali Instance In Under 60 Seconds.
set -e
set -u
today=$(date +"%m-%d-%y-%H%M")
localip=$(curl -s
printf "Launching Kali EC2 Instance.\\n"
printf "AMI: %s\\n" "$ami"
printf "Type: %s\\n" "$size"
printf "\\n"
# Create SSH Key
mkdir -p ~/Documents/instantkali/
aws ec2 create-key-pair --key-name KaliKey$today --query 'KeyMaterial' --output text > ~/Documents/instantkali/KaliKey$today.pem
chmod 400 ~/Documents/instantkali/KaliKey"$today".pem
# Create Security Group
aws ec2 create-security-group --group-name KaliSecurityGroupSSHOnly"$today" --description "Inbound SSH only from my IP address" > /dev/null
aws ec2 authorize-security-group-ingress --group-name KaliSecurityGroupSSHOnly"$today" --cidr "$localip"/32 --protocol tcp --port 22
# Launch a Ec2 instance
instance=$(aws ec2 run-instances --image-id $ami --instance-type $size --key-name KaliKey$today --security-groups KaliSecurityGroupSSHOnly$today --output text)
id=$(printf "$instance" | grep INSTANCES | cut -f 8)
state=$(printf "$instance" | grep STATE | head -n 1 | cut -f 3)
printf "Instance launched: %s \\n" "$id"
printf "\\n"
# tag the instance
aws ec2 create-tags --resources $id --tags Key=Name,Value="Kali$today"
printf "Starting Instance: \\n"
# Wait for instance in `running` status
while [ "$state" = pending ]; do
echo -ne "Waiting for running status.\\r"
sleep 10
info=$(aws ec2 describe-instances --instance-ids $id --output text)
state=$(echo "$info" | grep STATE | cut -f 3)
printf "\\n"
# Fetch the publish host name
awsip=$(aws ec2 describe-instances --instance-ids $id --query "Reservations[*].Instances[*].PublicIpAddress" --output=text)
# Probe SSH connection until it's avalable
while [ ! $X_READY ]; do
echo -ne "Waiting for ready status.\\r"
sleep 10
set +e
out=$(ssh -o ConnectTimeout=1 -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o BatchMode=yes ec2-user@$awsip 2>&1 | grep 'Permission denied' )
[[ $? = 0 ]] && X_READY='ready'
set -e
printf "\\n"
printf "\\n"
# Done
printf "Kali is Ready! Login With:\\n"
printf "ssh -i ~/Documents/instantkali/KaliKey%s.pem ec2-user@%s\\n" "$today" "$awsip"
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