Connecting to a Linux (Ubuntu) Machine with PuTTY

PuTTY is a free tool for connecting via SSH ( Secure Shell ) for Windows users. We will be using this to access our newly created Linux machine !

You poor matter. Coming to this foliate means you ‘re being forced to use Windows and yet you still choose to work with a Linux machine .
well, your friends at RONIN will help you get through this.

Update If you ‘re on Windows 10, SSH is a a lot easier way to connect to a Linux machine. See How to connect to Linux ( Ubuntu ) via SSH
If you ‘re a Linux / Mac exploiter and you ‘ve lost your way, check out this alternatively How to connect to Linux ( Ubuntu ) via SSH

Quick Start for those familiar with PuTTY

1. Start PuTTY

hera is an exercise of the settings in PuTTY that should get you started .
Remember to convert your .pem cardinal to a PuTTY compatible .ppk key with PuTTYgen before this will work ( more detail below )

2. Set your ppk key

If you ‘re wondering where to select your PuTTYGen samara.
Connection > SSH > Auth

Detailed Description for non Windows Enthusiasts

What is PuTTY?

PuTTY is a free creature for connecting via SSH ( Secure Shell ) for Windows users. Details on SSH can be found hera .
Download PuTTY from here and install ( default install is desirable for most )
putty does not natively support the private key format ( .pem ) generated by RONIN. PuTTY has a tool named PuTTYgen, which can convert keys to the ask PuTTY format ( .ppk ) .

Convert your key for use with putty

Step 1 – Start PuTTYgen

( for example, from the Start menu, choose All Programs > PuTTY > PuTTYgen ).

Step 2

Under Type of key to generate, choose RSA .

Step 3 – Choose Load.

By default, PuTTYgen displays only files with the propagation .ppk. To locate your .pem file, select the option to display files of all types .

Step 4 – Select your key

Your .pem file for the key pair that you specified when you launched your case, and then choose Open.

Step 5 – Choose Save private key

This will save the key in the format that PuTTY can use. PuTTYgen displays a warn about saving the key without a passphrase. Choose Yes .

Step 6 – Specify the same name for the key that you used for the key pair

( for case, my-key-pair ). PuTTY mechanically adds the .ppk file reference .

A passphrase on a private winder is an extra layer of protection, so even if your private key is discovered, it ca n’t be used without the passphrase. This footstep is optional, but recommended .

To connect to your Linux (Ubuntu) Machine

Step 1 – Start PuTTY

From the Start menu, choose All Programs > PuTTY > PuTTY .

Step 2 – In the Category pane, choose Session
Step 3 – In the Host Name box, add the username and machine address in the following format

username @ server.address eg : ubuntu @

The nonpayment machine username changes across the function systems. For example, ubuntu is the default username of an Ubuntu car .

A tilt of default usernames can be found here is the address of your machine in RONIN. This can be found on the Machine Summary Screen. Example below.

Step 4 – Click Open in the PuTTY dialog box

The joining should open in a new window. Optional – If you set a passphrase, record it here and wardrobe Enter

If this is the beginning meter you have connected to this example, PuTTY displays a security alert dialogue box that asks whether you trust the horde you are connecting to. Type yes and hit Enter to continue .

And we’re in!
If all went to plan, you will see the welcome for your operating system

adjacent – uploading data to your machine .
If you are uncertain on how you can upload data from your personal computer to this machine, check out our tutorial on WinSCP here

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