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SSH: Convert SSH Keys to PPK Format

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In this article, we will show you how to convert a private key generated on a Linux/Mac (using the ssh-keygen command) to a ppk file that many Windows applications use (e.g. PuTTY).

1) Download (if you do not already have it) the PuTTY Key Generator (PuTTYgen) application by going here.

2) Open PuTTYgen

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3) Click Conversions, then click import key

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4) Locate your key file, then click open.

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You can now save your key as a PPK file by clicking the Save private key button.

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You can also save a public version of your key by clicking the Save public key button.

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That’s it!

 

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  • good

    • Hi Wilson!

      I’m glad to hear this has worked out well for you!

  • Great share. I have been searching for awhile to do this.

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