📰 How to use your SSH key to push on Github

📅 October 15th, 2019 ⏲️ 1 min 23 secs

You want to configure your computer to be able to pull, push and fetch repositories without asking you to enter your username/password? You have to configure some little things that we did not set them in the beginning.

We need an SSH Key first!

First you have to provide a SSH key(I don’t know what SSH is), to generate a new key you can follow these commands (If you already have one skip this):

This command will generate a new SSH public and private key. You should NOT send your private key to anyone !!
If you take a look to the .ssh folder you will find two files id_rsa and id_rsa.pub (public).
Check if the SSH agent is running, this should return a PID:

To add the new generated key to the SSH agent you need this command:

Configure your Github

Assuming that you already have a Github account. After copying your public key (the content of id_rsa.pub), go to setting > SSH and GPG keys > New SSH key and then copy/paste your public key. Then, you need to add Github host to SSH agent by running this command:

Check if you cloned a repository using a SSH and not by HTTPS protocol in this file .git/config: