The process of getting Putty communicating with OpenSSH has thwarted me for quite some time.
I installed OpenSSH with:
sudo apt-get install openssh
Then I generated ssh keys with:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "my user here"
The above command moved the public and private key combo to my user's profile home
.ssh directory (
/home/myUser/.ssh) (I think I may have had to create the
.ssh folder there in order for
ssh-keygen to work properly)
Then I copied the private key to Windows and tried to use it in Putty. The server kept denying me.