Entry Type: PuTTY Connection

You can enter and manage your PuTTY Connections in Password Depot to establish a connection to the server with one click. To add new Remote Desktop Connection entries, it is necessary to install PuTTY in a first step. You can do so here. As soon as you have successfully installed PuTTY, click on Edit New PuTTY Connection. The new entry will be saved in the currently opened folder (shown in the navigation area on the left-hand side).

In the dialog General, you can enter the following data (all entries apart from the description are optional):

  • Description: Enter a description for the new PuTTY Connection. The description is the name that will be displayed in the password area window.
  • Change icon (button to the right of Description): To change the icon for a PuTTY Connection, click on Change icon to the right of the description. If you left-click on the icon, the Select icon window opens. If you right-click on the icon, you can choose among three options: Select Icon... (guides you to the Select icon window), Load from URL (using the standard icon of the URL you entered), and Reset Icon (Resets the standard icon of PuTTY connections).
  • Protocol: Choose between four options and select the connection protocol (ssh, telnet, rlogin, or raw).
  • Host : Please enter the host´s address.
  • Port: Enter the server's port number through which you want to communicate.
  • User: Enter the password's user name.
  • Password: Enter the password.
  • Show/Hide password (eye icon to the right): Changes whether the password is shown or hidden (and represented by dots).
  • Key file: Please enter your key file´s path, either by typing or left-clicking on the right folder icon.
  • Key password: Enter your key´s password.
  • Show/Hide key password (eye icon to the right): Changes whether the password is shown or hidden (and represented by dots).
  • Categories: Categories help you to structure your passwords.
  • Importance: Select the level of importance for your password.
  • Expires: You can use this option if you want to be reminded about changing your password. You can either enter a date when the password will expire or click on the Extend button next to the date field, to select how long the password will be valid.
  • Tags: You can enter additional tags/keywords for your PuTTY entry here. This option will help you to further filter and structure your database's entries.
  • Comments: Add any further comments about the new password.

Click OK to save changes, or Cancel to close the window without saving changes.

NOTE: In this dialog box, you may use the virtual keyboard. This feature is situated in the lower left-hand corner of the dialog box.