I recently created a VM instance on the Google Cloud Platform and attempted to connect to it using WinSCP via the following steps:
- Created a ssh key pair using puttygen with [my_username]@gmail.com as the key comment.
- Pasted the generated public key in the SSH Keys section using 'add item' and saved.
- Started the VM instance.
- Opened WinSCP.
- Started a new session and add the external ip of the VM instance as the hostname and [my_username] as the username.
- Under advanced settings in authentication under SSH I loaded the private key that I generated.
- Tried to connect
- Encountered this error
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here.