Create GitHub SSH Keys

Create SSH keys for GitHub with our guide. Enhance authentication and streamline workflow with simple setup steps for secure key generation

Generating a new SSH key

  • Type ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C "YOUR-EMAIL" in your terminal and go with all the default options.
  • Now enter the following commands in order:
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
ssh-add ~/.ssh/YOUR-.PUB-FILE

Add SSH key to GitHub

  • Use the following command to copy the public key:
cat ~/.ssh/YOUR-.PUB-FILE
  • Log in to your GitHub account and go to “Settings” from the drop-down menu under your profile picture in the upper-right corner.

  • Click on “SSH and GPG keys” on the left-hand menu, and then click on the “New SSH key” button.

  • In the “Key” field, copy and paste the contents of your public key file give the key a descriptive name.

  • Finally, click the “Add SSH key” button to save your new key.

Test Your Connection

You should see a message that says “Hi {username}! You’ve successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.”

that’s it <3