PuTTY is a free and easy to use ssh client for Windows. You can use it to connect to your favorite remote Linux servers in text mode, and start remote graphical applications if you also have a running X server
Official web site: PuTTY Web site
You could directly launch PuTTY (
PuTTY), but it is actually more efficient to launch
Pageant, especially if you are often going to connect to the same server(s)
Pageantis an ssh agent for Windows, but this page also explains how to use it for easily creating and using connection profiles (aka Sessions) to connect to remote Linux servers
Loadan existing (and properly configured) session,
Saveit under a new name, change the session details, and then save the session again.
PuTTYConfiguration window, and change the displayed settings in the right part of the window.
ssh1.lsce.ipsl.frfor the LSCE access server (also called LSCE gateway)
If you are in a hurry, you can connect to the Linux server specified in the Host Name field by clicking on Open
Loadan existing session (e.g. the ssh1 profile defined above), that will serve as a template (with the recommended settings) for the future sessions
Start Pageant, and then the PuTTY Configuration manager: (Right click on)
obelix (direct connection)
Sessionand Save the session
ssh1) and click on Load.
SSHcategory, specify the command used to connect to the target server in the Remote command field
ssh -X -A obelix(check the useful ssh options for more details on the options)
Note: PuTTY will ask your password each time you open a session, unless you have ssh keys, and you use Pageant to store your passphrase
It is possible to create a shortcut on the desktop to start a specific session!
putty.exein the path field, and click
"C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe"(with the quotes!)
obelix via ssh1
"C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -load "obelix via ssh1"
"C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -load "obelix (direct)"
Read the Using ssh keys section if you don't know what ssh keys are
PuTTY Key Generator:
If you already have a private ssh keys generated on another computer (e.g. an
id_rsa text file), you just have to use
PuTTYgen to import the existing private key, and then export it to a converted
.ppk file that
Pageant can use
If you don't have a set of ssh keys, follow the steps below to create private and public keys
RSAand that the number of bits is
Generatebutton and move your mouse to generate some random information
Key passphraseand confirm it
Save public keybutton, and create a
Export OpenSSH key, and create a (standard)
We assume that the private key file is available locally in
Pageantand open the
Pageant Key Listwindow by:
Pageant, on remote servers where the public key matching the private key used in
Pageantwas installed correctly