How-to configure git to use ssh keys on windows
- Update git to the last version
- Create a key for your github account
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "your-email-address"
That command will print
Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/c/Users/your_username/.ssh/id_rsa):
Enter the full path you want to save your key in and be sure the folder exists or you’ll get an error. For example:
This will generate two files: id_rsa_villagra and id_rsa_villagra.pub
- Add the pub’s file contents in your github account => settings => ssh and gpg keys.
- Navigate to the repository you want to connect via ssh ahd type
git config core.sshCommand "ssh -i c:/Users/villagra/.ssh/id_rsa_villagra" git config user.name "myusername" git config user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Open the file .git/config of your repository and change the url for the remote “origin” from https://github.com/ to email@example.com:
It should looks like this one
[core] repositoryformatversion = 0 filemode = false bare = false logallrefupdates = true symlinks = false ignorecase = true sshCommand = ssh -i c:/Users/villagra/.ssh/id_rsa_villagra [remote "origin"] url = firstname.lastname@example.org:villagra/demo.git fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/* [branch "master"] remote = origin merge = refs/heads/master [user] name = myusername email = email@example.com
And done! Your repository now uses keys instead of credentials authentication.