Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of SourceCodeGit/WindowsKeygen


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11/09/12 14:26:40 (5 years ago)
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     1= Creating a !Public/Private key pair on Windows =
     2
     3Browse to the folder where you installed '''!TortoiseGit'''.
     4By default, this will be '''C:\Program Files\!TortoiseGit\'''
     5
     6Open the '''bin''' folder inside the !TortoiseGit folder and locate '''puttygen.exe'''
     7
     8[[Image(puttygen-location.png)]]
     9
     10Run '''puttygen.exe'''
     11
     12[[Image(puttygen-1.png)]]
     13
     14Click the ''''Generate'''' button.
     15You'll be asked to move your mouse around for a bit while a progress bar fills up.
     16This helps make your key more random.
     17
     18[[Image(puttygen-2.png)]]
     19
     20When the progress bar finishes, your key will appear.
     21Enter a password (twice) before continuing.
     22
     23[[Image(puttygen-3.png)]]
     24
     25First click ''''Save Public Key'''' and save your key somewhere.
     26I've saved mine as ''''public.ppk'''' in my Application Data/ssh folder,
     27but you can put this anywhere.
     28Just keep it somewhere safe where you can find it later.
     29
     30[[Image(puttygen-4.png)]]
     31
     32Next click ''''Save Private Key'''' and save your key somewhere.
     33I recommend putting it in the same place as your public key.
     34I've named mine ''''private.ppk''''.
     35'''Remember:''' your private key never leaves your computer!
     36Only your '''public key''' gets shared with anyone.
     37
     38[[Image(puttygen-5.png)]]
     39
     40Now that you've saved your public/private key pair,
     41copy the ''''Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys file'''.
     42Don't worry about what that means; we're going to be emailing this to David/Rom instead.
     43
     44[[Image(puttygen-6.png)]]