If the user has not generated a ssh public/private key pair set before
This info is working on theChaw but can be applied to all other git repositories which support SSH pubkey authentications. (See [gitolite], gitlab or github for example.)
First start by setting up your own public/private key pair set. This can use either DSA or RSA, so basically any key you setup will work. On most systems you can use ssh-keygen.
- First you’ll want to cd into your .ssh directory. Open up the terminal and run:
cd ~/.ssh && ssh-keygen
- Next you need to copy this to your clipboard.
- On OS X run:
cat id_rsa.pub | pbcopy
- On Linux run:
cat id_rsa.pub | xclip
- On Windows (via Cygwin/Git Bash) run:
cat id_rsa.pub | clip
- On Windows (Powershell) run:
Get-Content id_rsa.pub | Set-Clipboard(Thx to @orion elenzil)
- Add your key to your account via the website.
- Finally setup your .gitconfig.
git config --global user.name "bob"
git config --global user.email bob@...(don’t forget to restart your command line to make sure the config is reloaded)
That’s it you should be good to clone and checkout.
Further information can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (thanks to @Lee Whitney) : https://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite
If the user has generated a ssh public/private key pair set before
- check which key have been authorized on your github or gitlab account settings
- determine which corresponding private key must be associated from your local computer
eval $(ssh-agent -s)
- define where the keys are located