How to connect to a Linux VM on Azure

If you have deployed one of our Linux Azure VM solutions.  During the deployment there are 2 options for authentication type:


SSH Public Key – Use a SSH public key to connect to Linux

public key authentication


Password – Use a username and password to connect to Linux



Connecting to Linux using SSH Public Key


If you choose to use a SSH public key, refer to the following Microsoft document on creating the keys and how to connect to Linux:


Connecting to Linux using a password


If you choose to use a password to connect to your Linux VM.  You can use Putty to connect. Simply add the IP address and port 22 and press open as shown in the following screen shot:

connect using ssh keys



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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud.

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