Prerequisite: Git Bash

To install Git: Download and initiate the Git installer.

Below are steps to generate ssh keys On the windows machine

  • In Windows, press Start+R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type C:\Program Files\Git\bin\bash.exe and press Enter.
  • mkdir keys: Create a directory with name as keys.
  • cd keys: Move to that directory.
  • Start the key generation program by typing “ssh-keygen -m PEM -t rsa -b 4096“.
  • Enter the filename you want for the key.
  • Enter passphrase if required it is optional.

NOTE: keys are generated in the path where you run the ssh-keygen command.