Generating your own SSH key


To generate an SSH key on Windows you will need to download PuttyGen from

Once you have PuttyGen downloaded, open it and you should see a screen such as the one below.puttygen_2023-04-12_21-50-38.png

We would recommend changing the Parameters at the bottom so that EdDSA is selected, this will allow you to generate a key quickly and provide a shorter yet very secure key.

Once you have selected EdDSA click on the generate button.


You will now need to move your mouse around in the box below the progress bar to generate your key.


Once the key has been generated and the progress bar disappears, click on the Save public key and the Save private key and save them to a safe location on your computer, you can also set a passphrase/password on the keys if you desire.



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Created 1 November 2022 21:33:53 by Gareth W
Updated 12 April 2023 22:24:23 by Gareth W