Using Putty with a PPK Key File

Using Putty with a PPK Key File

If you have a PPK file that you need to use to connect to a server, say an AWS instance, here’s how.

  1. Enter your public DNS name in the Host name field.

2. Expand the Connection branch on the left and then select Auth.

3. Us the Browse Button to find and select your PPK file.

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4. Select the Session branch again, enter a session name, and click on save

5. To connect to the server, click Open

 

To generate a PPK file from a PEM file, see my post here.

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