Wednesday, September 21, 2011

save username password in putty to auto-login

For some versions of Putty it's as simple as:
putty.exe -pw mypasswordforexamplecom
For those using Windows, you can simply create a shortcut and pass in those parameters. For example:
  1. Create a shortcut on desktop to putty.exe
  2. Rename the shortcut to "PuTTY -"
  3. Right-click shortcut and choose Properties
  4. Modify the target similar to: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -pw password
  5. You can also use IP Address of host in place of domain host name
  6. Click OK
Otherwise, you need to use a public key as explained here : "Creating and Copying Your Key-Pair in PuTTY SSH Client".

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