Monday, March 6, 2017

Generating an SSH Key Pair Using the PuTTYgen

This post to teach how you generate SSH Key For the Cloud , 

  • Download and install PuTTY or PuTTYgen from here.
  • Open the software it will be like this 


  • Set the Type of key to generate option to SSH-2 RSA.
  • In the Number of bits in a generated key box, enter 2048.
  • Click Generate to generate a public/private key pair, move the mouse on the clean bar after press generate,
                                      

  • After it's done it will be like the following:-



  • Select all of the characters in the Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys file box and copy it.
  • Open a text editor and paste the characters, just as you copied them.
  • Save the text file in the same folder where you saved the private key, using the .pub extension to indicate that the file contains a public key.

Thank you
Osama


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