Step 01 List All SSH Files
List All SSH Files
List all SSH files to double check and make sure not to overwrite any existing SSH keys.
Step 02 Go into Directory
Go into Directory
Point your command line terminal to the right folder so we can generate a new SSH private key for your GitHub account.
Step 03 Generate a SSH Private Key
Generate a SSH Private Key
Use SSH generator to generate a key and attach it to your existing email address with the one on your GitHub account. (Make sure to replace [email protected] with your GitHub account's email)
Step 04 Go Through the Generator Sequence
Go Through the Generator Sequence
While going through the generator sequence you can leave passphrase blank (if on your personal machine) or for more security fill in a passphase on a work shared machine. For tutorial purposes chose the file name github_rsa. It'll be easier to follow along other GitHub tutorials.
Step 05 Make Sure SSH Agent is On
Make Sure SSH Agent is On
Turn on SSH agent in the background with the following command.
Step 06 Add your GitHub Private Key
Add your GitHub Private Key
Add your SSH private key to the ssh-agent that you just previously turned on in the last step.
Step 07 Copy Your Private Key Add to GitHub
Copy Your Private Key Add to GitHub
Add your private key to GitHub account.
Step 08 SSH GitHub Test
SSH GitHub Test
Test to see if all previous steps are successful with the following command.