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SSH Keys and PuTTY

Once you have followed the instructions to generate an ssh key pair with puttygen.exe, here's how to configure a saved PuTTY session to connect to the Farm cluster.

(For one of our other clusters, just substitute the address “@farm.cse.ucdavis.edu” with the address provided to you when your account was created.)

Open PuTTY, and then:

  • Under “Host Name (or IP address)” type in: “yourusername@farm.cse.ucdavis.edu” (without quotes, and substitute your username where appropriate.)
  • Underneath that, make sure “SSH” is checked, which will set the port to “22”.
  • Under “Saved Sessions” type “Farm cluster” (or a similarly descriptive name) in the box.
  • Click “save” to the right. That should put your “Farm cluster” down in the box underneath Saved Sessions.
  • Click once to highlight “farm cluster” and click “Load”.
  • In the PuTTY menu to the left, go down to “SSH” and click the [+] to expand the menu, then select “Auth”.
  • To the right at the bottom find “Private key file for authentication:” and click “browse”. Locate your new private key file and select hit and hit OK.
  • In the menu to the left, go up to “Session” to return to the main PuTTY screen.
  • On the right, click “Save”.
  • Click once on “Farm cluster” again to highlight it, and click “Open” at the bottom of the PuTTY window to initiate the connection.

Links:

Guide to Getting Started on Farm

About SSH and Keys

support/general/security/putty.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/10 16:53 by tdthatch