Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY - Page 3

7 Attach The Private Key To The PuTTY Profile

Now launch PuTTY again and load the profile of your SSH server (

Attach The Private Key To The PuTTY Profile

Then go to SSH -> Auth and click on Browse:

Putty Auth settings

Browse your file system and select your previously created private key:

Select key file from filesystem

The key file path is shown in putty

Then go to Session again and click on Save:

Save the putty session

Now we have attached the private key to our PuTTY profile.


8 Our First Key-Based Login

Now everything is ready for our first key-based login to our SSH server. Click on Open:

First Key-Based Login

As you can see, the public key is now used for authentication, and you are asked for the passphrase (the one you specified in chapter 5):

public key is now used for authentication

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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