Use Xshell to connect to the server via SSH private key:

To get SSH connection information:

a. On the server console, click Connection Details.

b. Copy the SSH Private Key and paste it into a new text file.

c. Save the text file in .pem format. (e.g. :aws.pem)

Configure the connection in Xshell:

a. Open Xshell and select Create New Connection.

b. Enter the IP address of the server as the hostname and the port defaults to 22.

c. You will be prompted for a username, enter the username from Connection Details.

d. Select the .pem file you created in step 1 as the private key.

Save and Connect:

a. Click OK to confirm the settings.

b. Optionally, save the connection configuration for future quick connections.

These steps should give you a clearer guide to connecting to the server via Xshell using an SSH private key. Please note that it is important to secure your private key and only use these credentials on trusted devices and networks.

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