Puttygen command line

You might receive from your peer private key in PPK format, which seems it does not work in OpenSSH (command-line ssh). The client will be asking for the passphrase, because of OpenSSH bug.

$ ssh -i mykey.ppk example.com Enter passphrase for mykey.ppk: You need to convert the key to OpenSSH format using PuTTYgen (command-line version):

puttygen mykey.ppk -o mykey.key -O private-openssh Or in GUI version:

    Open PuttyGenClick LoadLoad your private keyGo to Conversions->Export OpenSSH and export your private keyCopy your private key to

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