Use Putty to Connect Automatically from Any Windows Computer to Your Servers Without Server Keys or Logging In with Your ID and Password
Edited by Doug Collins, Crystal, Eng
Hi, my name is Doug and you're watching VisiHow.com. Today I am going to show you how to connect to your server using Putty automatically so that you don't have to type your User ID and password every time. I realize right off the bat that you're going to tell me that there are server keys and we can use server keys to connect to the server without having to type our ID and password, and that's all true but it is not a very portable solution and you have to install the keys on every server and what not and I find the solution much easier. What I've done is I have installed OneDrive on my computer which is a cloud based drive, there are several and you could probably use other ones but I'm using this one and I'll show you how to use it as well.
- 4This time I need to put in my Username and server name.In this case, it's going to be Doug@visihow.com and my password. You can put -password and then put in your password. When you're done, click OK. Normally of course you type your password, not "password", but I'm not giving you my password of course.
- 6Now I'm all logged in.No muss, no fuss. The advantage of this is that any computer I go to, I can login to my OneDrive, and I can be accessing all of my servers without having to remember IDs or passwords, or start typing them in and all that stuff. You can step up the security level on your password by including longer passwords and you don't have to type them in all the time.
- 15I hope this has been a help to you.Feel free to watch some of our other videos.Advertisement
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Doug Collins