Snowflake : Connect to Snowflake using Python with an RSA key

To connect to Snowflake using Python with an RSA key, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Generate RSA Key: Generate an RSA key pair using a tool such as PuTTYgen. This will result in two files: a private key file (with a .ppk extension) and a public key file (with a .pub extension).
  2. Upload Public Key to Snowflake: Log in to the Snowflake web UI and navigate to the “Account” section. From there, you can upload the public key file to Snowflake.
  3. Install Snowflake Connector: Install the Snowflake Connector for Python using the pip package manager. This will allow you to connect to Snowflake from your Python environment.
  4. Connect to Snowflake: Use the Snowflake Connector for Python to connect to Snowflake. When connecting, you will need to specify the private key file and the private key passphrase.

Here is a sample Python code to connect to Snowflake using an RSA key:

import snowflake.connector

conn = snowflake.connector.connect(

In the code above, you will need to replace the placeholders with the actual values for your Snowflake account and RSA key.

Snowflake important urls to refer

Refer more on python here :

How to Generate the Private Key in Windows

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