Как добавить ssh ключ

Generating a new SSH key

  1. Open Git Bash.
  2. Paste the text below, substituting in your GitHub email address.
    $ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com"

    This creates a new ssh key, using the provided email as a label.

    > Generating public/private rsa key pair.
  3. When you’re prompted to «Enter a file in which to save the key,» press Enter. This accepts the default file location.
    > Enter a file in which to save the key (/c/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa):[Press enter]
  4. At the prompt, type a secure passphrase. For more information, see «Working with SSH key passphrases».
    > Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): [Type a passphrase]
    > Enter same passphrase again: [Type passphrase again]

Adding your SSH key to the ssh-agent

Before adding a new SSH key to the ssh-agent to manage your keys, you should have checked for existing SSH keys and generated a new SSH key.

If you have GitHub Desktop installed, you can use it to clone repositories and not deal with SSH keys.

  1. Ensure the ssh-agent is running. You can use the «Auto-launching the ssh-agent» instructions in «Working with SSH key passphrases«, or start it manually:
    # start the ssh-agent in the background
    $ eval $(ssh-agent -s)
    > Agent pid 59566
  2. Add your SSH private key to the ssh-agent. If you created your key with a different name, or if you are adding an existing key that has a different name, replace id_rsa in the command with the name of your private key file.
    $ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
  3. Add the SSH key to your GitHub account.