Add SSH keys from Windows

On Windows, there are a number of ways to create an SSH keypair, including RailsInstaller, PuTTY, and Cygwin.

This is a two step process:

To create keys

  1. Download and install the PuTTY SSH Client for Windows.
  2. Navigate to Start menu -> All Programs -> PuTTY -> PuTTYgen.
  3. Click Generate to generate the key and follow the instructions
  4. Copy the returned public key and move onto the next section 

To add keys to Engine Yard Cloud

  1. Locate and copy the public key on your local machine:

    a. If the key has just been generated you should have the public key in your buffer read to paste.

    b. If you have the above PuTTY SSH Client installed open PuTTYgen, click Load and load an existing key to view and copy the public key.

    c. If you do not have PuTTY installed open Notepad and open the public key file, by default found in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

  2. In your Engine Yard Dashboard, click SSH Public Keys.

  3. Click Add new SSH public key.

  4. Enter a name in the Name field to identify the key.

  5. Paste the key (copied in Step 1) into the Public Key field.

  6. Select the environments that you want to add this key to. If you don’t have any environments, this key is automatically added to the ones you create.

  7. Click Add Key.
    You receive a confirmation that your ssh public key has been created and added to your Engine Yard account.

Next step

Install your public key to your application environment(s).


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