Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Configuring ssh keys for git access on Ubuntu

To be able to connect to a git repository with ssh access (ssh://) use the following steps:
  • copy your private key file to ~/.ssh
  • create (if it doesn't exist) the file ~/.ssh/config and add the following content:
Host my_githost.com
    HostName my_githost.com
    User my_username
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_private_key_file
  • change the permissions to the private key file:
chmod 400 ~/.ssh/my_private_key_file
Now you can clone your repository.

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