Step 1 List SSH Directory
List SSH DirectoryList SSH directory. It's not %100 necessary but good to know if you have existing GitLab SSH keys.
Step 2 Go into Your SSH Directory
Go into Your SSH DirectoryGo into the ssh directory by running the cd command also called the change directory command.
Step 3 Use SSH Generator to Generate Key for Your GitLab Account
Use SSH Generator to Generate Key for Your GitLab AccountGenerate a SSH key using the Linux ssh-keygen command using your own email attached to you GitLab account.
Step 4 Add RSA File by Following the on Screen Steps
Add RSA File by Following the on Screen StepsFollow each on-screen step to generate a RSA file. Doesn't have to be named gitlab_rsa but as a suggestion copy the below name for better organization.
Step 5 Make Sure SSH Agent is On
Make Sure SSH Agent is OnMake Sure SSH Agent is On
Step 6 Add Information to SSH
Add Information to SSHFor single sign-on capabilities, make sure to add your new SSH configuration to the ssh-agent helper program to keep track of your identtiy gey and passphares. This is to make sure you don't have to type a password all the time.
Step 7 Check and Copy SSH Key
Check and Copy SSH KeyThere're several ways to copy a SSH key, since everyone doesn't have programs like xcopy installed. This is the most universal (but manual) way to copy your public SSH key to your GitLab account.