A public and private key pair is required for public key authentication in
SSH keys can easily be created using
Linux and other
Unix-based operating systems but not so in
One way you can create a public and private key pair for
SSH authentication on
Windows is by using a freely available
PuTTY Key Generator.
Steps to generate SSH key pair using PuTTYgen:
PuTTY Key Generator
) from the official download site and launch the program.
Select the type of key to generate and enter associated option for the key type and click on the
Move the mouse to provide random seed for the key.
Edit the key's comment if necessary.
Enter passphrase to protect the key if necessary.
Save public key
button to save the public key.
Copy the content of the displayed public key instead if you want to place it in an
authorized_keys file for public key authentication method.
Enter the location and file name and click on the
Click on the
Save private key
button to save the private key.
Enter the location and file name for the private key and click on the
Convert the generated private key to
format to use the key with
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