Check to see if you already have a public/private key pair for your user. If you do, it will be in your
[~]$ cd .ssh [~/.ssh]$ ls config id_rsa.pub id_rsa known_hosts
Key pairs are always named like
something file is your private key and must be kept secret. The
something.pub file is your public key, and this is what you'll be giving us. If you already have a key pair (in the above listing I have an
id_rsa key pair) and you want to use it for Patch-Tag, then skip to Step 3.
If you don't have any keys yet, then you'll need to generate them. This can be done with the
[~/.ssh]$ ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/tom/.ssh/id_rsa): <enter> Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): <enter password> Enter same passphrase again: <enter password again> Your identification has been saved in /Users/tom/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /Users/tom/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: 50:43:77:c6:97:af:61:82:dc:ea:9b:6b:67:d4:1b:61 tom@volcano
are free to name your key pair whatever you like. Just make sure you
copy the correct public key in the next step. The password that you
enter will be requested from you every time you push or pull from a
private repo. You can use
ssh-agent or the built-in keychain support in Leopard to automate password entry (ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa).
Copy your public key to the clipboard so you can easily paste it into your web browser.
[~/.ssh]$ cat id_rsa.pub | pbcopy
pbcopy command copies whatever is sent to it via STDIN
to the clipboard, ensuring that you won't have any extraneous newlines
or other problems. Now go to your ssh keys
and paste in your public key!
The steps above didn't work for me. I found that this openssh guide helped me out. The missing parts (i think) were:
I debugged the connection by just trying a pure ssh connection to patch-tag:
`ssh -vi ~/.ssh/id_rsa firstname.lastname@example.org'
I needed to create a
config file in the .ssh directory containing the following to point to the relevant IdentityFile:
Host patch-tag.com User username Port 22 Hostname patch-tag.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa TCPKeepAlive yes IdentitiesOnly yes
(adapted from github.com)