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Import putty private key into Tunnelier

Hi all!
I am relatively new to the ssh scene, so please bear with me. I am currently using putty to set up an ssh link to a remote site. When I ran puttygen it generated two key files identity and identity.ppk which I presume putty as private and public keys. I would like to switch to Tunnelier because it seems like a vastly better GUI to someone who doesn't care about the fine points of ssh, but just wants to use it as a secure connection tool. How do I import the private key into Tunnelier? When I went thru the keypair manager and tried to import the file identity.ppk, it complained that it could not recognize the format of the file.
Thanks for any help.
balaskumar Send private email
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
 
 
Hello,

Tunnelier cannot import the Putty encoded keys. What you should do is open puttygen, load the private key and then export it to OpenSSH format (menu - Conversions - Export OpenSSH key). Then simply import the newly exported OpenSSH key in Tunnelier's Keypair Manager.

Regards,
Andrej
Andrej Andolsek Send private email
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
 
 
Hello Andrej!
Thanks for the reply. When I tried your suggestions, I found that the "Export OpenSSH key" option under the Conversions menu was grayed out! I would appreciate any further suggestions.
balaskumar Send private email
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
 
 
I've tried this with PuTTYgen Release 0.57 and it worked fine. Don't forget to load the private key first!

Anyway if you are having troubles with PuTTYgen, then what you should do is contact PuTTY's support.

The reason why Tunnelier is not able to import the PuTTY's private keys in the first place is very simple: I couldn't find the format specifications.  :(

Regards,
Andrej
Andrej Andolsek Send private email
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
 
 

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