1. Windows Putty Generate Public Key In Command Prompt
  2. Generate Public Key Windows Putty
  3. Windows Putty Generate Public Keys

SSH, the secure shell, is often used to access remote Linux systems. But its authentication mechanism, where a private local key is paired with a public remote key, is used to secure all kinds of online services, from GitHub and Launchpad to Linux running on Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

Generating these keys from Linux is easy, and thanks to Ubuntu on Windows, you can follow the same process from Windows 10. But even without Ubuntu, SSH keys can also be generated with the free and open source Windows application, PuTTy

Windows Putty Generate Public Key

Windows Putty Generate Public Key In Command Prompt

Sep 29, 2019 PuTTY Key Generator is able to create both public and private keys. The first step you need to take for this purpose is to indicate the type of key you are interested in, and the options you are. Generate keys If needed, download PuTTYgen from the PuTTY download page. Launch the program, and then click the Generate button. The program generates the keys for you. Enter a unique key passphrase in the Key passphrase and Confirm passphrase fields. Save the public and private keys by clicking. Key generation with PuTTY. To generate a key pair with the PuTTY key generator, simply run puttygen.exe and click the Generate button in the window that appears. You will be asked to move the mouse and press keys to improve the random number generation at the heart of SSH security. If you need to see the public key in the right format after the private key has been saved: Open PuTTYgen. Next to Load an existing private key file, click the Load button. Navigate to the private key in your file system and select it. The public key is. Under Actions / Generate a public/private key pair, click Generate. You will be instructed to move the mouse cursor around within the PuTTY Key Generator window as a randomizer to generate the private key. Once the key information appears, click Save private key under Actions / Save the generated key.

Over the following few steps, we’ll guide you through the process of generating SSH keys using both Ubuntu on Windows and PuTTY.


All you need is a PC running Windows 10 and either of the following installed:

Generate Public Key Windows Putty

  • The puttygen.exe executable from PuTTY

Windows Putty Generate Public Keys

If you don’t already have Ubuntu on Windows, take a look at our Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 tutorial.

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