How to Add SSH Public Keys on GitHub

GitHub is an online; browser based distributed version control system for software developers using the Git revision control system. The service provides free public repositories, issue tracking, graphs, code review, downloads, wikis, collaborator management, and more. There are also social networking elements of the service including feeds, the ability to follow other users, and network related graphs. This article will walk you through the process of adding SSH Public Keys on GitHub.

Steps

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    Go to the GitHub login page and log in using the email and password associated with your account.
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    Click the “Account Settings” option from the menu bar along the top of the page.
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    Click the “SSH Public Keys” option from the pane on the left hand side of the page.
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    Select “Add another public key”.
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    Enter a “Title” and “Key” in the input fields.
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    Click the “Add key” button to complete the process.

Tips

  • Click “Account Settings” followed by “Repositories” to leave a repo. Click the small “x” in the top right corner of the repo to complete the process.

Warnings

  • Public repositories on github can be viewed and cloned by anyone.

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