Puttygen convert id_rsa to PPK

Select Conversions Import keyIf you want to use WinSCP as an SFTP client to connect to your Acquia Cloud servers, you may need to convert your SSH key into a format compatible with WinSCP. You can use PuTTYgen to convert your key into the .ppk format required by WinSCP.

To convert a key into the .ppk format using PuTTYgen:

  1. Start PuTTYgen and select Conversions > Import key.
  2. In the Load private key window, browse to your SSH private key, select it, and click Open. Your SSH private key is probably located in Users\[user_name]\.ssh.
  3. Enter the passphrase associated with the private key. Note that the key fingerprint confirms the number of bits is 4096.
  4. Click Save private key to save the key in .ppk format.
Select your private key and click Open Enter the key's passphrase

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