Setting Up Git For Your Project Part 3

Generating SSH Key

SSH Key is use for authentication.

Step 1: Check if you already have SSH key

  1. Open Git Bash.
  2. Enter ls -al ~/.ssh to see the existing SSH Keys


Step 2:  Generating a New SSH Key

  1. Open Git Bash
  2. Past the below command and use your mail id .
    1. ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “”
  3. It is asking for file name , do not enter any thing just hit Enter key it will create file with default name.
  4. Enter Password
  5. Enter same Password again and hit Enter
  6. Key Generated.



Step 3 : Get the generated SSH Key

  1. Run the below command to get key
    1. notepad .ssh/ [it will open the file in notepad from where you can copy your key for next step.]



Step 4: Add SSH key into Git hub

  1. login into git hub
  2. go to settings  [setting can be found under the menu at top right corner your image drop-down menu ]
  3. go to SSH and GPG Keys
  4. Click Add New SSH Key
  5. Enter title and paste the key which we have copied from last step.
  6. click Add SSH Key






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