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How to convert ssh private key id_rsa to Putty .ppk

This how to will show how to convert id_rsa keys that were already created on Linux, without a passphrase, to .ppk extension so it can be used with Putty on a Windows box.

  • Download PuttyGen from here and open it. Once it opens click on Conversions ⇒ Import Key
  • Search for the id_rsa key on you computer
  • Click on “Save Private Key” and “Yes” to save without a passphrase.
  • Choose a location and a name for the new .ppk key
  • Now go to putty and add a path to key for the connection.


documenti/idrsa2putty.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/09 16:17 by Giovanni