I have generated and downloaded a private
.pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in
.ppk format. The process of conversion is detailed in roughly 20 lines here:
I am using Linux Mint (an Ubuntu distro) and I know I can use puttygen in the terminal. However, I have no idea how to use this tool, nor how to configure the needed parameters. When I type puttygen --help I get
PuTTYgen unidentified build, Aug 7 2013 12:24:58 Usage: puttygen ( keyfile | -t type [ -b bits ] ) [ -C comment ] [ -P ] [ -q ] [ -o output-keyfile ] [ -O type | -l | -L | -p ] -t specify key type when generating (rsa, dsa, rsa1) -b specify number of bits when generating key -C change or specify key comment -P change key passphrase -q quiet: do not display progress bar -O specify output type: private output PuTTY private key format private-openssh export OpenSSH private key private-sshcom export ssh.com private key public standard / ssh.com public key public-openssh OpenSSH public key fingerprint output the key fingerprint -o specify output file -l equivalent to `-O fingerprint' -L equivalent to `-O public-openssh' -p equivalent to `-O public'
But I have no idea whatsoever on how to do what the website tells me to do and all my tentatives failed so far.
How do I do what the website tells me to do, using puttygen on the terminal?