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SSH: How to Connect using a SSH Key in XShell

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In this article, we will show you how to connect to a SSH server using Xshell with a public key. For this demo, we will assume that you already have a key setup.

1) Open Xshell

2) Click the open icon
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3) Select the session you wish to use key based authentication on and click properties
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4) Click the authentication option from the left menu
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5) Change the method from password to public key
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6) Click the browse button and locate your key
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7) Enter the Passphrase for your key
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8) Click OK
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That’s it! You can now connect to that session as your normally would!

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