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 Gitlab account. (Make sure to replace [email protected] with your GitLab 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 passphrase on a work shared machine. For tutorial purposes chose the file name gitlab_rsa. It'll be easier to follow along other GitLab 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 GitLab
Copy Your Private Key Add to GitLab
Copy and paste your private key to GitLab.