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