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
Steps to convert pem file to ppk using PuTTYGen:
PuTTY Key Generator
) from the official website and launch the program.
Click on the
's main interface.
Files of type
All Files (*.*)
, select your
file and click
Enter the passphrase of your
private key file if prompted and click
on the successful import of the file notification.
Edit any key parameters if necessary and click
Save private key
if you don't set any passphrase on your key before and getting warned about it.
Select the location and filename to save the generated key to and click
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