How To: SSH from Windows to Linux

Here are our "top three" ways for accessing Linux machines via SSH.

Configuration Setup

We only, ONLY, use SSH keys. Passwords are dead. Please configure your SSHd properly.

You will need to create these keys on your Windows system.

Using Puttygen

This tool will make SSH key files in multiple formats, usable by the different tools

Connecting with PuTTY

Putty seems to be the most popular tool of them all. It's been around since 1998 and is still very actively maintained.

  1. OpenPuTTY
  2. Configure the Auth
  3. Enter the HostName
  4. Configure Defaults in the Resistry