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This video on how to create an ssh key on a windows PC walks you through how to use the Putty/PuttyGen utility to generate both a public and private key. An SSH key is a random and personalized key used to identify your computer to another piece of software, online interface (like GitHub), or even another machine. To generate an SSH key on windows, you will need a utility like Putty (located at putty.org) to create a SSH key on windows, and then save out a copy of your public ssh key. You can then email or cut/paste that key to whoever needs it. Then you also want to generate your private SSH Key as well on the same screen. After that you can uninstall the program – just make sure that if you uninstall it your generated keys are not in the same folder you’re about to uninstall.

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Wendy