I have a t2.small AWS EC2 instance and I want to edit the user data to add a cloud-init script.

I took down the instance as per the documentation, but I run into a problem:

there is no Edit user data option in Actions > instance settings

screenshot showing that the option is not there

I looked all over google but cannot find anything on this, does anyone know what's up?

  • I just started and stopped an EC2 instance and can edit the instance metadata. If no-one else can work it out ask AWS support, costs $50 a month for developer level support. – Tim Oct 28 at 18:54

Switching to the old console did the trick, there were far more options there. Apparently they haven't implemented everything yet in their new console.

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