Setting up PuTTY and Generating a Key
- Start PuTTYgen by clicking Start > All Programs > PuTTY > PuTTYgen.
- At the bottom of the window, click SSH-2 RSA to generate the most secure kind of key. Project Kenai requires an SSH-2 key.
- Click Generate and move the mouse around until the key starts generating.
- When the key is generated, you see the public key listed in the Public Key for Pasting box at the top of the window.
- Optionally enter a passphrase for the key, which makes it more secure on your machine.
- Click Save public key and save it in a file in your user directory. For example, you might save it in
C:\Documents and Settings\your-user-name\.ssh\puttypublickey-ssh2rsa
Note: You can use the Command window to see what your user directory is. On the command line, enter echo %USERPROFILE%.
- Click Save private key to save the private key to a file in the same directory as your public key. For example, you might save it in
C:\Documents and Settings\your-user-name\.ssh\puttyprivatekey-ssh2rsa.ppk
- Keep PuTTYgen open so you can copy and paste your public key to your Project Kenai account. (See next section.)
- In a browser, log in to Project Kenai.
- If necessary, open your My Page.
- Click Edit My Profile in the left navbar.
- On the My Profile edit page, click the SSH Keys tab.
- Copy the public key from PuTTYgen and then follow the instructions at Adding an SSH Key to Your Profile.