Installing Centrify PuTTY

The Centrify PuTTY client software is only supported on Windows computers. Before installing, you should verify that you have a supported version of one of the Windows operating system product families. For example, you can use Windows 7 or Windows 8. Alternatively, you can install on computers in the Windows Server product family—such as Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012—if you want your computer to be configured with additional server roles.

For more detailed and most up-to-date information about supported operating system versions, see the Centrify website.

You can install the Centrify PuTTY client by selecting it when you install other Centrify Authentication Service, Privilege Elevation Service, and Audit & Monitoring Service components or as a standalone executable using its own setup program. If you downloaded the Centrify PuTTY client as a separate software package from the Centrify website, the package includes the standalone setup program for installing the PuTTY client outside of Centrify Authentication Service, Privilege Elevation Service, and Audit & Monitoring Service.

To install the Centrify PuTTY client from its standalone setup program:

  1. Double click on the putty-version.msi file to start the PuTTY client setup program.

    If another version of the software is installed on the local computer, you are prompted to remove it before you can proceed.

  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. Select a folder where the software should be installed by accepting the default location or clicking Browse to select a different location and specify who can use the PuTTY client on this computer. then click Next.
  4. On the Confirm installation page, click Next to start the installation.
  5. If you see a User Account Control warning, click Yes to continue.
  6. Click Finish upon successful completion of the installation.

In addition to the PuTTY client (putty.exe), the following PuTTY-related programs are installed:

  • pageant.exe is a secure shell (ssh) authentication agent for the PuTTY, PSCP, and Plink programs.
  • plink.exe is a command-line interface to the PuTTY backend.
  • pscp.exe is a command-line secure file copy (SCP) client.
  • psftp.exe is a secure file transfer (SFTP) client.
  • puttygen.exe is an RSA and DSA key generation utility.
  • puttytel.exe is a Telnet-only client.

For more information about using these programs, see the official PuTTY documentation. For references to the official PuTTY documentation, see Getting more information.