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  • Hi,
    We'll learn today how to access git ssh repository protocol using private keys.
    So following is the step by step process to use ssh protocol for git.

    -> first create an SSH key. (Generate SSH/GPG Keys)
    using following steps:

    $ ssh-keygen
    Generating public/private rsa key pair.
    Enter file in which to save the key (/home/sysAdmin/.ssh/id_rsa): /home/sysAdmin/gitPVT
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
    Enter same passphrase again:
    Your identification has been saved in /home/sysAdmin/gitPVT.
    Your public key has been saved in /home/sysAdmin/gitPVT.pub.
    The key fingerprint is:
    SHA256:Um1kS4ce1vMLeo2wL87Uehn4P6Xz+Hx4PGHPw7ly+Bs mohit@mohit.shakya
    The key's randomart image is:
    +---[RSA 2048]----+
    |          +o.    |
    |         =+oo    |
    |        .o+. o   |
    |       . .o . .  |
    |      . S  = + . |
    |       .  +.+ oo.|
    |          .+.o+E+|
    |         o..=o=OB|
    |         .+o .*XX|
    +----[SHA256]-----+
    
    

    -> login to your git account.
    -> Go to settings section (there in top right section your profile icon dropdown -> setting.)
    -> Now go to SSH and GPG keys (using 'Personal Settings' side menu)
    -> click 'new SSH key'
    -> paste your public file text

    here, and save the key.
    -> now you can perform all

    GitHub repo I/O operation just by loading key in your terminal.

    following are the loading steps:

    $ chmod 400 /home/sysAdmin/gitPVT;
    $ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)";
    $ ssh-add /home/sysAdmin/gitPVT;
    

    For instance, after loading keys in your terminal:
    let say your repository: git@github.com:myLabs/baseRepo.git

    * To clone the repository you'll use the following command:

    $ git clone git@github.com:myLabs/baseRepo.git
    

    * To push/pull data

    $ git pull (for pull)
    $ git push (for push)
    

    I hope this blog will be helpful to you.
    Thanks.

Tags: Git