PuTTY on the shelf
I prefer using the same toolset across platforms, and as Windows 10 have included OpenSSH for a while, why not put PuTTY on the shelf?
Decommissioning PuTTY will also provide you with the ability to do so much more from the command line, and reuse your scripts from your favorite distro.
It's 3 simple steps (4 if you convert your PuTTY key).
1. Install the OpenSSH Client features
- Click Start, then choose Settings
- Choose Apps from Windows Settings
- Click “Manage optional features“
- Click “Add a feature“
- Choose “OpenSSH Client” and click Install
2. Configure the SSH agent service to start automatically
As the service hasn't really been given the chance to auto-start, go ahead and start it
3. Add the required key(s)
Example: ssh-add C:\Users\Martin\.ssh\id_ed25519
Optional (if you only have a PuTTY private key)
That's all there is to it.