It is sometimes tricky to use SSH on older Windows versions. An alternative solution is to use Chrome Secure Shell Extension.
- When creating your OCI instance make sure to save your SSH key pairs, both the private and the public key.
Install the Chrome Secure Shell Extension, and not the deprecated “Chrome Secure Shell Application”!
In Chrome, launch the extension (see top-right).
- Select Connection dialogue ➡ New connection.
Fill in the username (ex. “opc”), the instance public IP address, and give the connection a name (ex. “OCI”).
Click Import to import an identity, and select the private key (the
ssh-202*file with a
.keyextension). Do note that both the public and private keys should be located in the same directory!
Select [ENTER] Connect.
If you need to establish a second connection, just launch th extension again in a new Chrome tab.