Cryptoucan™ usage: SSH login with PuTTY on Windows

Written by Lída Hrnčířová on 2021-02-04

So you already know how to set up SSH access with PuTTY on Windows. The only thing left is logging in! In today's blog post we are sharing with you our brand new instructional video on this topic! If you've missed our written step-by-step guide and you prefer learning stuff this way, we've put the link to it here, too!

This truly is the easy part of this whole process! You're just a few clicks away from accessing the remote machine you need.

Since you should already have all the things set up we can just check whether Kleopatra is running, PuTTY is using Pageant for authentication and... Actually, no more "ands" - that's it. Punch in your log in details and voilà, you're in.

Picture 1: Checking whether the option "Attempt authentication using Pageant" is checked I know this may still seem like a lot but if you check our super-short instructional video below, you'll find out it's just a few details that need to be handled. Video 1: SSH login with PuTTY on Windows


There may be a few hurdles you may come across during this process:

  • You may not have Kleopatra installed, in that case, run the following command manually from the command line:
gpg-connect-agent /bye
  • You may have problems connecting - in this case, make sure you followed the previous guide correctly and that you've put your SSH key to the authorized keys file on the server

  • Pageant may not be able to find keys - try restarting gpg-agent with these following commands from the command line:

gpgconf --kill all
gpg-connect-agent /bye

Picture 2: Kill all command for restarting GPG If you're here just for the written guide, [click here](http://VLOŽIT ODKAZ)!

And that's all for this week's blog post! Thank you for reading.