Steps for setting up public/private key authentication over SSH.

Download and run PuttyGen from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

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  • ¬†Click on the Generate button to generate the key set

On the server run the following commands

Copy and paste the selected text from the image above into the authorized keys file exactly as it is extracted. (i.e. remove and trailing line returns etc)

Then click on the Save Private Key button to save the private key to a secure location

Next we need to enable this access in the SSH Config

Restart SSH

And finally setup putty to use the Private Key.

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