Posted By: Anonymous
I’m on Mac Snow Leopard and I just installed
I just tried
git clone [email protected]:cakebook.git
but that gives me this error:
Initialized empty Git repository in `/Users/username/Documents/cakebook/.git/` Permission denied (publickey). fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
What am I missing?
I’ve also tried doing
ssh-keygen with no passphase but still same error.
If the user has not generated a ssh public/private key pair set before
This info is working on theChaw but can be applied to all other git repositories which support SSH pubkey authentications. (See gitolite, gitlab or github for example.)
First start by setting up your own public/private key pair set. This
can use either DSA or RSA, so basically any key you setup will work.
On most systems you can use ssh-keygen.
- First you’ll want to cd into your .ssh directory. Open up the terminal and run:
cd ~/.ssh && ssh-keygen
- Next you need to copy this to your clipboard.
- On OS X run:
cat id_rsa.pub | pbcopy
- On Linux run:
cat id_rsa.pub | xclip
- On Windows (via Cygwin/Git Bash) run:
cat id_rsa.pub | clip
- Add your key to your account via the website.
- Finally setup your .gitconfig.
git config --global user.name "bob"
git config --global user.email [email protected]
(don’t forget to restart your command line to make sure the config is reloaded)
That’s it you should be good to clone and checkout.
Further information can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (thanks to @Lee Whitney)
If the user has generated a ssh public/private key pair set before
- check which key have been authorized on your github or gitlab account settings
- determine which corresponding private key must be associated from your local computer
eval $(ssh-agent -s)
- define where the keys are located