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    SSH Proper Tutorial

    Hello Everyone,

    I have generated a public SSH key in the server and it is located at /root/.ssh. Now i have a windows 7 system and i wanted to connect to that server using that key. How can i do that with windows server 7 as client

    I know this is a silly question but i have books and none of them explain how to connect to a server with windows 7


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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    First, you need to copy the public part of your key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2

    Then you need a ssh client on windows.
    Putty is usually used.

    However, putty cannot directly use openssl keys.
    Convert them first with PuTTYgen.

    Two notes:
    a) Be sure, that the private key does have a passphrase
    b) It is common practice to disallow remote root logins. Better way is to use regular accounts, that can then escalate to root.
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