I am running out of ideas on what exactly I need to do to get into the unix vm hosted in Azure.

How to access Linux VM from Windows 7 using Putty or similar SSH client.

Information I have been provided is: 1) IP address of Virtual Machine. 2) The Unix machine which only allows SSH key logins and no password. 3) Username. 4) Password to unlock ssh key.

I downloaded putty but I am not a Unix guy so can't figure out what steps I need to get access to the unix machine.


  • You have the ssh key downloaded to the Win 7 install? if not do so as your putty session will need to have access to it in order to connect to the VM. the private (aka secret part) of that ssh key should be on the Azure client you will have the public, once both are seen during authentication you will be golden. – linuxdev2013 Jun 29 '16 at 12:04

Did you try something like this?

  • Well issue is I dont have access to Unix VM to get into it to even setup xrdp. – bdoshi Jun 1 '16 at 21:43

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