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Start PuTTYgen

Select SSH-2 RSA and set the Number of bits in a generated key to: 4096

Press the Generate button: 



Move your mouse continuously over the blank area until the keys have finished generating:

Enter and confirm the pass phrase you want to use to protect the private key:

Press the Save private key button and save it somewhere safe:

Press the Save public key button and save it somewhere safe:

Select and copy the "Public key for pasting into OpenSSH Authorized_keys file", this is the key that you give to others to give you access to services:




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