To generate an SSH key with PuTTYgen, follow these steps
- Open the PuTTYgen program.
( don't have PuTTYgen program - click here to download/install )
- For Type of key to generate, select SSH-2 RSA.
( don't see SSH-2 RSA or more option under the Key menu )
- Click the Generate button.
- Move your mouse in the area below the progress bar. When the progress bar is full, PuTTYgen generates your key pair.
- Type a passphrase in the Key passphrase field. Type the same passphrase in the Confirm passphrase field. You can use a key without a passphrase, but this is not recommended.
- Click the Save private key button to save the private key. You must save the private key. You will need it to connect to your machine.
- Right-click in the text field labelled Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys file and choose Select All.
- Right-click again in the same text field and choose Copy.
Save your SSH key info in LastPass
Don't have LastPass - click here to download/install
1. Open LastPass
2. Right bottom corner - click on to Add Item
3. Popup appear - click on more items (see circle)
4. Click on SSH KEY (see circle)
5. add the info from PuTTY Key Generator to Add ssh key (LastPass)
- add Name
- match the numbers where the info should go (see image below)
- for no 6. setup the date you have setup the PuTTY
- for no 7. attached the zip file of the private & public keys that you have saved it on your PC drive.
6. Don't forget to SAVE
Setup in Cyberduck
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1. Open Cyberduck
2. Click on Open Connection (see circle)
3. fill in the info marked in numbers
- no 01. choose your connection
- no 02 & 04. add Nickname & Username, this can use the same name.
- no 03. add server name & make sure Port is correct according to your port number
- no 05. find & locate your save file of SSH Keys. ( when you setup your SSH key with PuTTYgen )
And select the private key.ppk
- no 06. add the path to your files
- no 07. optional