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How to Use Putty Pageant

Putty Pageant provides you with the ability to utilize several protocols and includes the ability to transfer files. The .exe extension on a filename shows the executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer, So that please read below to decide for yourself whether the pageant.exe on your computer, is a Trojan which you should remove, or whether it is the file belonging to the Windows operating systems or a trusted application. It provides you with the authentication to the putty portable.

How to Use Putty Pageant
How to Use Putty Pageant

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How to Use Putty Pageant

The below steps will let you know how you can avoid starting programs, entering login information or typing passwords when using the Putty.

Step 1: Download Putty installer from the Putty Download Page and Make sure to grab the “Installer.”
Step 2: And then Install Putty
Step 3: Start PuttyGen from Start -> PuTTY-> PuttyGen
Step 4: Generate a new key and save it as a .ppk file without the passphrase
Step 5: Use Putty to login to the server you wish to connect to
Step 6: Append the Public Key text from PuttyGen to the text of ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
Step 7: Create a shortcut to your .ppk file from the Start -> Putty to Start -> Startup
Step 8: Select the .ppk shortcut from the Startup menu (this will happen automatically at every startup)
Step 9: See the Pageant icon in the system tray? Right-click it and select the “New Session.”
Step 10: Enter username@hostname in the “Hostname” field
Step 11: Now you will now log in automatically.

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Related: How to Install Putty for Linux