How to generate an SSH key pair in Windows using PuTTY?
To generate a key with PuTTY, you should:
- Download and start the puttygen.exe generator.
- In the "Parameters" section choose SSH2 DSA and press Generate.
- Move your mouse randomly in the small screen in order to generate the key pairs.
- Enter a key comment, which will identify the key (useful when you use several SSH keys).
- Type in the passphrase and confirm it. The passphrase is used to protect your key. You will be asked for it when you connect via SSH.
- Click "Save private key" to save your private key.
- Click "Save public key" to save your public key.
For more information on how to load the key and connect via SSH using PuTTY, please check this tutorial.
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