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How to generate SSH key pair on Windows

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A public and private key pair is required for public-key authentication in SSH. SSH key pair can be created using ssh-keygen in Linux and other Unix-based operating systems, but …
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How to generate SSH public key from private key in Windows

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If you already own an SSH private key but somehow lost your public key, you can regenerate the public key on Windows using PuTTY Key Generator (PuTTYGen).


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How to convert pem to ppk on Windows

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PEM is a container format that could, among other things, be used to store SSH public and private key pairs.

PuTTY only accepts .ppk (PuTTY Private Key) …
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How to use public key authentication in PuTTY

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Public Key Authentication is one of the methods to connect to an OpenSSH server. It requires the use of public and private key pairs, where the private key needs …
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How to edit known hosts key fingerprint for PuTTY

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SSH clients, by default, store the key fingerprint of the SSH servers that it has connected to. It creates a list of known hosts, and the server's key fingerprint …
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How to create SOCKS proxy on Windows

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A SOCKS proxy allows supported applications to tunnel their connection through a remote, third-party server using SSH connection. Tunneling enables your traffic to seem to originate from the remote …
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How to convert OpenSSH private key to PuTTY's .ppk

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PuTTY does not support OpenSSH's OpenSSH Private Key Format. You need to convert your OpenSSH's private key to a ppk or PuTTY Private Key to use the same key …
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How to convert ppk to OpenSSH key using PuTTYGen

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PuTTY's private SSH key can't be used interchangeably with OpenSSH clients because they both use and support a different key format.

You need to convert PuTTY's key …
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How to connect PuTTY via a proxy

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You can't directly connect to an SSH server if it's in a private network or behind a NAT or firewall. An SSH could also be configured only to allow …
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How to access AWS EC2 instance from Windows

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The default method to access Linux EC2 instances on AWS is via SSH. Password authentication is by default disabled, and it forces you to use a public-key authentication method. …
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