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You can upload an SSH private key into a project via the TeamCity web interface and then use it in VCS roots configuration or in SSH Agent build feature.

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Supported Key Format

TeamCity supports keys in the PEM format only. If your private key uses a different format, it has to be converted to PEM. For example, the Putty private key format (*.ppk) not supported by TeamCity can be converted to the PEM format using PuTTY Key Generator: use the menu  Conversions  -> Export OpenSSH key.

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Recent versions of OpenSSH no longer generate keys in PEM format by default. Unfortunately the new OpenSSH format is not yet supported by TeamCity (see TW-53615). Use the following command to generate keys which can be imported into TeamCityTeamCity compatible keys:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -m PEM

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