To connect with Amazon AWS you need to use a key. Usually that key is protected with a password. Because it is not possible to use Ansible with a password protected key some configuration is necessary.
I assume you are logging in to AWS with a Putty ppk-key. First we need to convert the Putty ppk-file into a format that OpenSSH understands. The result will be copied to ~/.ssh/
puttygen mykeypair-eu-ie-sec.ppk -O private-openssh -o mykeypair-eu-ie-sec puttygen mykeypair-eu-ie-sec.ppk -O public-openssh -o mykeypair-eu-ie-sec.pub mv ~/mykeypair-eu-ie-sec* ~/.ssh/ chmod 600 ~/.ssh/mykeypair-eu-ie-sec chmod 664 ~/.ssh/mykeypair-eu-ie-sec.pub
Now edit or create the ~/.ssh/config file
Host myserver.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ForwardAgent yes IdentityFile ~/.ssh/mykeypair-eu-ie-sec
Next load the key in memory so that Ansible doesn’t have to ask for the passphrase of the key.
ssh-agent bash ssh-add -L ssh-add ~/.ssh/mykeypair-eu-ie-sec
Now you can use your local Ansible with servers on Amazon AWS.