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Old 06-20-2005, 02:54 PM
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How to import private key from Putty?

For some time I used putty to connect through ssh to unix hosts.
Now I switched to secureCRT 5.0
My question is how can I import private key from putty
file into secureCRT? I know that I can generate new
private-public key and distribute newly created public key
to hosts I usually connect, but would like to save my effort
if there is a way to transfer private key from putty
to secureCRT.

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Old 06-23-2005, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by syuri
For some time I used putty to connect through ssh to unix hosts.
Now I switched to secureCRT 5.0
My question is how can I import private key from putty
file into secureCRT? I know that I can generate new
private-public key and distribute newly created public key
to hosts I usually connect, but would like to save my effort
if there is a way to transfer private key from putty
to secureCRT.
TIA
There is a way that might work for you...
SecureCRT does support reading in an OpenSSH-generated key pair, and I think puttygen can export to an OpenSSH key...

Have you tried exporting via the "Export OpenSSH key" in puttygen's "Conversions" menu and using the resulting public and private key files with SecureCRT?
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:56 AM
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There might be a way...
SecureCRT does support reading in an OpenSSH-generated public key, and I thought puttygen could export to an OpenSSH key...

Have you tried exporting via the "Export OpenSSH key" in puttygen's "Conversions" menu and using the resulting public and private key files with SecureCRT?
I've tried ,it work.
but you MUST keep the pub and private key in the same directory in WINDOWS.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:00 AM
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I've tried ,it work.
but you MUST keep the pub and private key in the same directory in WINDOWS.
Perlish,

Excellent clarification. SecureCRT expects both the private and public key files to exist in the same folder.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 01-06-2016, 05:14 AM
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Missing Information

One important part that is missing from this is you will never connect without first copying the public key text within the puttygen window and pasting to a Identity.pub file unless the putty private key issued had a name other than Identity. You cannot just use the 'Save public key" button to save your pub key as it saves it in the putty format and will be unusable. Remember the Openssh format requires the pub key be all on one line with no line breaks. IE/
ssh-rsa ALSKFJ;LAJSDO98U7-734OIJAJNBVJK IQADHFIAQUSHEDFA;LKJFDALKSFDJ09U780Q94U0R9JPOAQISLFDKAJSFLDJKASFD ...... etc etc etc
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:08 AM
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Thanks netuser,

Looking forward to version 8.0, note that SecureCRT will include the ability to export the public key as either OpenSSH or standard (IETF) format.
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Version 8.0 also supports using PuTTY PPK files for public-key authentication.

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