SSH Proper Tutorial
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
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.
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.