Download AWS PEM file. Open PuTTYgen. If you are putty fan, .pem file wont work with Putty. I can translate the PEM file to a PuTTY-format PPK file using PuTTYgen. Firefox and Thunderbird . STEP 3:- SELECT PEM FILE. Convert a .ppk private key (Putty) to a base64/pem private key for OpenSSH or OpenSSL. You can convert your Putty private keys (.ppk) to base64 files for OpenSSH or OpenSSL. STEP 2:- LOAD PEM FILE. With puttygen on Linux/BSD/Unix-like. Now we are going to select .pem file, when your pem file is selected than click on open button. Launch Putty and enter the host IP address. When putty gen will open then click on load button and select your .pem file. If the PEM file needs importing into a Mozilla email client like Thunderbird, you might have to first export the PEM file out of Firefox. Putty will convert the .PEM format to .PPK format. If connecting to the 10.X private address you must first establish an SSL VPN connection. PuTTY does not natively support the PEM format that AWS uses, so you need to first convert your PEM file to a PPK file (PPK = PuTTY Private Key). To do this, you use the PuTTYgen utility. skip the passphrase option by clicking Yes. 1. The file must first be converted to a tradition pem format that PuTTYgen understands. You need a .ppk file and aws wont provide you a .ppk file. It only understands its own PPK format. *) and choose your .pem file. Now, Open puttygen.exe and load the private key (pem file). Select your .PEM file. For this conversion, putty provides a tool called PuTTYgen. You was got, When you created the instance ec2 instance . Connect with Putty. OpenSSL can be used to convert the file with the following command: openssl pkcs8 -nocrypt -in pk-xxx.pem -out id_rsa where "pk-xxx.pem" is your private key file and "id_rsa" will be the output private key in traditional pem format. Putty will ask you ppk file so by using puttygen we can convert pem to ppk file. Open P uttyGen File > Load > Privatey Key (select *. This video shows how to convert a .ppk (Putty) RSA private key to a base64/pem private key. Follow the steps to generate a .ppk file from .pem file. To start the utility you can type puttygen in the Windows start dialog box: STEP 4:– SAVE PRIVATE KEY. Load The PEM File. In AWS, when you first create a key pair file, that you want to use for your EC2 instances, AWS will allow you to download the PEM file to your local machine. This how to will describe how to use PuTTYgen to convert Amazon Web Services Key Pair files (.pem) to the PuTTY Private Key file (.ppk) After that it will explain how to load this key file into Pageant so you don’t have to remember where you saved it in the future.. To follow this guide you’re going to need to download the Windows installer for everything except PuTTYtel and install it. PuTTY can't use PEM files. 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