Monday, April 16, 2012

Creating .pem key from .ppk key


You can create .pem key file from a .ppk (putty ssh key) key file. For the you need to download PuttyGen. Click here to read how to create ppk key from pem keys

Download PuttyGen

Run Puttygen and click "load Private key".

Browse for the .ppk file and fill the password fields if password is needed or keep it blank. Now click on Conversions at the top of the screen and select "Export OpenSSH Key" Or click on save public key.

Save the file as key.pem.
Thats it.

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  1. From the command line; this worked for me:

    puttygen keyfile.ppk -O private-openssh -o keyfile.pem

    1. Yes Jesse. It can be used from Linux command line :)


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