Obtaining remote access by using PuTTY

This recipe shows how to create a secure connection to the Raspberry Pi by using PuTTY, one of the most commonly used Windows Secure Shell clients.

PuTTY, the Windows Secure Shell client, is not built into the Windows operating system. However, it is a commonly used third-party utility for secure communication. Before you can begin this recipe, you will need to download PuTTY from the Internet and install it on the Windows PC (the download URL is in the next section).


There are also versions of PuTTY that are available for Mac OS X and Linux.

Once you've completed this recipe, you will be able to remotely administer the Raspberry Pi from a Windows PC.

Getting ready

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