I have been using Putty on Windows to login to Linux machines for many years now. SSH with login password!
This morning I received a Private Key file to login to AWS for some experiment with Dockers. I know how to use private keys on Linux but on Windows?
ssh –I PATHTOKEY firstname.lastname@example.org
In Putty, there is an option to provide Private key for authentication
However, this only accepts a Putty Private Key. What I received was an OpenSSH private Key
This OpenSSH key can be converted to Putty Private Key using Putty Key Generator Tool.
Run puttygen.exe, Load the OpenSSH ‘priv’ key file and click “Save private key”
This will save Putty private key (*.ppk) and it can be used for login.