Step 01 List Your SSH Items in Your SSH Folder
List Your SSH Items in Your SSH Folder
Double check so we don't override any existing settings by listing everything currently in the SSH folder. If a GitHub key exists check to see if it's usable if not, then clear to go.
Step 02 Go to the SSH Directory
Go to the SSH Directory
Point command line to SSH directory for Ubuntu.
Step 03 Use Generator to Generate Key Tied to Your GitHub User's Email
Use Generator to Generate Key Tied to Your GitHub User's Email
Use Ubuntu's key generator and start the process to generate a SSH key for you GitHub account. Make sure to use the proper email you use to login into GitHub.
Step 04 Add _rsa File Name
Add _rsa File Name
Name your RSA file, it can be anything but if you're following additional tutorials consider using GitHub as the name since other tutorials may call to that RSA file.
Step 05 Make Sure SSH Agent is On
Make Sure SSH Agent is On
Run the following command to make sure SSH agent is on.
Step 06 Tie in Your New SSH Key to SSH
Tie in Your New SSH Key to SSH
Run the following command to tie-in your new RSA file to SSH.
Step 07 Get SSH Key to Paste into GitHub
Get SSH Key to Paste into GitHub
Get an on-screen print out of your public SSH key to you GitHub security configuration.
Step 08 SSH Github Test
SSH Github Test
Use the following command to test your configuration.