Now, Open puttygen.exe and load the private key (pem file). If you are using the unix cli tool, run the following command: puttygen my.ppk -O private-openssh … skip the passphrase option by clicking Yes. Select “Save Private Key” A passphrase is not required but can be used if additional security is required. STEP 3:- SELECT PEM FILE. If you are putty fan, .pem file wont work with Putty. Open puttygen in your windows machine here you can see different options in parameters like RSA, DSA, ECDSA, ED25519, SHA-1(RSA) select RSA. Click Save Private Key button. 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). So click on load buttuon and save the .ppk file … 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. This video shows how to convert a .ppk (Putty) RSA private key to a base64/pem private key. Save this PEM file somewhere on your machine. Firefox and Thunderbird . * Browse to, and Open your .pem file; PuTTY will auto-detect everything it needs, and you just need to click "Save private key" and you can save your ppk key for use with PuTTY; Using the command line. *) and choose your .pem file. To start the utility you can type puttygen in the Windows start dialog box: Follow the steps to generate a .ppk file from .pem file. With puttygen on Linux/BSD/Unix-like. Download AWS PEM file. If connecting to the 10.X private address you must first establish an SSL VPN connection. Select your .PEM file. You was got, When you created the instance ec2 instance . Putty will ask you ppk file so by using puttygen we can convert pem to ppk file. Load The PEM File. You need a .ppk file and aws wont provide you a .ppk file. Open PuTTYgen. 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. When putty gen will open then click on load button and select your .pem file. STEP 4:– SAVE PRIVATE KEY. Now we are going to select .pem file, when your pem file is selected than click on open button. 1. Connect with Putty. So, you should convert your .pem file to .ppk file. Set the file type to *. Open P uttyGen File > Load > Privatey Key (select *. PuTTY can't use PEM files. It only understands its own PPK format. Open Putty & Select RSA in Parameters. I can translate the PEM file to a PuTTY-format PPK file using PuTTYgen. To do this, you use the PuTTYgen utility. Convert a .ppk private key (Putty) to a base64/pem private key for OpenSSH or OpenSSL. STEP 2:- LOAD PEM FILE. For this conversion, putty provides a tool called PuTTYgen. 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