Configure public key authentication on Windows

Genero Studio can support public key authentication on Windows® if you use Pageant.

Pageant is a utility that stores unencrypted private keys in memory and provides digital signatures when needed. You have to install PuTTY on your client machine to use it.

You configure it by giving the path of the encrypted private key file (See PuTTY documentation for more information). You enter the passphrase just once when Pageant is launched; then you will not have to bother with it again, until you launch a new Windows session.

Genero Studio uses plink to initiate an ssh connection. If Pageant is launched, plink automatically uses Pageant to get a signature. When using public key authentication in Genero Studio, don't fill in the password field in the SSH connection dialog, as it not used.