Permission denied public key

having issues with my powershell.
PS C:\Users\steve> ssh -i “CCS625.pem”
Warning: Identity file CCS625.pem not accessible: No such file or directory. Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).
PS C:\Users\steve>

Does folder C:\Users\steve contain file CCS625.pem?

Yes it does contain the file

If the file is there, then why does the ssh fail to see it?
Have you tried with CMD – i.e. is this a PowerShell-specific issue?

Either way, this is neither Rocky nor Amazon issue, since problem occurs in your PC.
The “Permission denied” seems a logical consequence – you try to authenticate without publickey.

So how would I authenticate a public key so that I can gain access

this is the problem I have the file saved in the downloads, but when I try to open it up with PowerShell, it doesn’t let me.