Creating a new Key pair in Windows

puttygen.exe is a program can be downloaded from the PuTTY website. View the 'How do I configure PuTTY' article for instructions on how to download and where to save the files on your computer.

  1. Navigate to the directory you saved the puttygen file and open it. The 'PuTTY Key Generator' window displays.
  2. On the bottom right, click the 'Generate' button.
  3. Follow the instructions and move your mouse in the blank area to generate random data.
  4. Copy and paste the text at the top labeled 'Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys file' into a blank notepad file. This will be imported into the DreamCompute dashboard.
  5. Click the 'Save public key' button to save a modified version of the public key. Please note that this public key file will not be imported into the DreamCompute dashboard.
  6. Click the 'Save private key' button to save the .ppk (PuTTY Private Key File) file for use with PuTTY later.
  7. Finally, import the public key into your DreamCompute dashboard.  

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