PuTTY with SSH key pair for secure Linux server access

If you’re lucky enough to have a terminal and OpenSSH available at any time see my article on using it to generate a private/public key pair and setup SSH.  For those of us on Windows PuTTY provides a suitable alternative.  In this article we’ll use PuTTYgen to generate a key, add it to Pageant to provide an authentication agent and PuTTY itself to make the SSH connection with no password required.

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