Generating a new SSH key Open the terminal. Paste the text below, substituting in your GitHub email address. When you're prompted to 'Enter a file in which to save the key,' press Enter. At the prompt, type a secure passphrase. For more information. Copy the SSH key to your clipboard. If your SSH key file has a different name than the example code, modify the filename to match your current setup. When copying your key, don't add any newlines or whitespace. $ sudo apt-get install xclip # Downloads and installs xclip. Generating Your SSH Public Key Many Git servers authenticate using SSH public keys. In order to provide a public key, each user in your system must generate one if they don’t already have one. Windows git SSH authentication to GitHub. Generating SSH keys. If you don’t have a SSH public/private key pair you can generate it using the puttygen utility.

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Before you generate an SSH key, you can check to see if you have any existing SSH keys.


Note: DSA keys were deprecated in OpenSSH 7.0. If your operating system uses OpenSSH, you'll need to use an alternate type of key when setting up SSH, such as an RSA key. For instance, if your operating system is MacOS Sierra, you can set up SSH using an RSA key.

  1. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bashthe terminal.

  2. Enter ls -al ~/.ssh to see if existing SSH keys are present:

  3. Check the directory listing to see if you already have a public SSH key.

By default, the filenames of the public keys are one of the following:

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Adding Ssh Key To Github

  • If you don't have an existing public and private key pair, or don't wish to use any that are available to connect to GitHub, then generate a new SSH key.
  • If you see an existing public and private key pair listed (for example and id_rsa) that you would like to use to connect to GitHub, you can add your SSH key to the ssh-agent.

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Tip: If you receive an error that ~/.ssh doesn't exist, don't worry! We'll create it when we generate a new SSH key.

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