PEM is a container format that could among other things be used to store certificate authority (
SSH public and private keys or Root SSL certificate.
You will not be able to directly use a
SSH private key using programs like
PuTTY only accept
PuTTY Private Key) files. For this you'll have to convert a
.pem file to
PuTTY Key Generator or
PuTTY Key Generator(
puttygen.exe) from the official website and launch the program.
PuTTYgen's main interface.
Files of typeto
All Files (*.*), select your
PEMfile and click
PEMprivate key file if prompted and click
OKon the successful import of the file notification.
Save private key.
Yesif you don't set any passphrase on your key before and getting warned about it.
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