Open Sourcetree and go to Tools> Create or Import SSH Keys (a PuTTY Key Generator window will open), set the number of bits in a generated key to 2048 and click Generate. Once generated, go to the Git server panel and go to My Account> Profile> SSH Keys and click Add Public Key.
In Sourcetree, open the PuTTY Key Generator dialog by clicking Tools> Generate or Import SSH Keys. Click Upload, navigate to the SSH folder and click the private key. If you don’t see your private key, look at all files. Enter the passphrase for the SSH key and click OK.
Add your SSH public key to your GitLab account:
- Click on your avatar in the top right and select Settings.
- Access the SSH keys and paste the public key from the clipboard into the Key field. If: you created the key with a comment, it will appear in the title bar.
- Click the Add Key button.
Configure the SSH key
- Create the ssh key pair using the sshkeygen command.
- Copy and install the ssh public key on a Linux or Unix server using the sshcopyid command.
- Add sudo or wheelgroup administrator account.
- Disable password login for the root account.
- Test your ssh keys without a password to log in with the ssh command.
- Open command prompt (cmd)
- Type sshkeygen and press Enter.
- Press Enter for all settings. your key is now stored in c: users. sshid_rsa. Bar.
- Open your Git client and configure it to use open SSH.
By default, the keys are stored in /. the ssh folder in the user’s home folder. The private key is called id_rsa and the associated public key is called id_rsa.
Enter the file where you want to save the key (/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa): press Enter to save the default keys / home / username /. ssh folder.
ssh / id_rsa or /. ssh / id_dsa or /. ssh / identity depending on the protocol version. Since git only uses ssh to connect, it uses the key that ssh uses to connect to the remote host.
SSH keys are a corresponding set of cryptographic keys that can be used for authentication. The server then compares the authorized key file with the public key, generates a random string of characters, and encrypts it with the public key. This encrypted message can only be decrypted with your private key.
Use SSH keys to connect to Bitbucket server storage
To use SSH, first download and open SSH if you have Windows, or just open it if you have a Mac or Linux system. Then enter the command $ ssh, your username on the remote computer, followed by the computer or server address.
Finding Existing SSH Keys
sshadd adds the private key identities (from the /.ssh directory) to the authentication agent (sshagen) so that the ssh agent can authenticate for you and you don’t need to enter a keyword in the terminal.
How to create a public / private key pair
Understanding SSH Key Pairs. 1 Together they form a keyboard. SSH uses public key encryption in both directions (client-to-server and server-to-client), so two key pairs are used. One key pair is called a host (server) key and the other is called a user (client) key.
An SSH key is an alternative way to identify yourself that doesn’t require you to enter your username and password every time. SSH keys come in pairs, a public key shared with services like GitHub and a private key stored only on your computer. If the keys match, you will be granted access.
Follow these steps: