PuTTYgen 0.79 (64-bit) LATEST
Windows 10 (64-bit)
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On its own, PuTTYgen is a very useful advanced networking and security tool that can create both public and private keys for many security standards, with advanced options for setting up the strength of the key and much more. One of the key strengths of this app is its simplicity, enabling power users to gain easy SSH authentication and generation of RSA and DSA keys with incredible ease. The app features just a single simple UI screen, with a well-organized set of options and a built-in user manual that features well-documented usage scenarios for any type of user.
Installation and Use
PuTTYgen comes in an installation package that clocks in at a massive 640 MB, and therefore its transfer to the final hard drive location can last even a few minutes if your PC hardware is on a slower side (especially if you are using an old laptop with a slow storage drive). However, the installation procedure is fairly straightforward, requiring you only to follow on-screen instructions. Full uninstaller is included in the package.
Once fired up, you will be welcomed with the minimalistic interface that features just a single screen that’s filled with tools and customization areas. At the bottom, you have the primary selection area where you must specify what kind of key you wish to generate. The options are RSA, DSA, ECDSA, ED25519, and SSH-1 (RSA). Above that, you can customize the strength of the key, including the number of bits used (the higher the better) and the random data that is needed for the generation engine.
This random data is provided in an innovative way – by randomly moving the mouse cursor across the blank area of the app. This random movement data is incorporated into the key generation, ensuring that the key is completely unique. The key can be customized with a comment, and additionally secured with a passphrase. The app can also convert the key into other formats if the default one does not suit your needs.
Features and Highlights
- Fully featured and RSA, DSA, ECDSA, and EdDSA key generation utility.
- Create a secure SSH authentication key in seconds.
- Streamlined interface, suitable for professionals who want quick and reliable key generation.
- Internal support for conversion into other formats.
- Support for passphrases.
- Available on all versions of Windows OS.
- 100% FREE!
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