To log in, you'll need your User and IP Address of the instance.
A common program for ssh on Windows is PuTTY or putty-nd. If you followed the instructions to create a Key Pair in the DreamCompute panel, you have already downloaded a .pem file. PuTTY requires that you use this .pem file to convert your private key into a .ppk file before it can be used to connect via ssh.
- Open up the puttygen program. If you don't have it, download it here.
- Click the Conversions menu and select Import Key.
- Browse to the folder that contains the .pem file you downloaded from the DreamCompute dashboard, or the private key you created outside the Dashboard.
- You can give the key a name in the Key comment field.
- When finished, click the Save private key button to save it into a .ppk file.
- Open PuTTY and navigate to Connection > SSH > Auth.
- Click the Browse button near the Private key file for authentication field.
- Select the .ppk file you generated and then click Open.
- Navigate to the Session category and enter the IP Address of your instance in the Host Name field. In the Saved Sessions field, give this connection a name. For example, dh-compute.
- Click the Save button on the right to save this session.
- Click the session name you just saved and click the Open button.
- PuTTY connects to your instance and asks for your username.
- Enter your user and press Enter. You are now logged into the instance.