TAG: putty

PuTTY: Setting up SSH Key

This guide walks you through setting up and configuring an SSH key in the Hostwinds Cloud Control Panel, assuming you don’t already have one setup.    Creating an SSH Key     Navigate to the SSH Keys tab in Cloud Control and you’ll see the following screen:     Naming the Key Name the key…

SSH Password vs Key Based Authentication

What are the benefits of key based authentication? Key based authentication provides two major benefits.  The first, you can login without a password (If you didn’t set it up to use password protection).  Second, the lack of using a password stops any unauthorized password uses or cracking attempts.     How do I setup key based…