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putty and ssh keys

If you have a Windows computer, no doubt you’re using putty for your ssh needs. In order to use keys to sign into remote hosts, you’ll need to run puTTYgen program, generate a new pair of keys, save the private key and then copy/paste the public key to your remote host, and add the entirety to the remote authorized_hosts file. After you generate your keys, load your saved session and go to SSH>Auth and load the private key. Be sure to change permissions on the directory you store them in on your Windows computer!

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