I followed this article on github on how to generate ssh key but it keeps asking for a passphrase, but I haven't set up one! Even if I set up a passphrase it ignores it and asks for it again. It claims that it uses the right key that I set up but in the end I get permission denied.
Details of my key set up:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Then, I choose default location
~/.ssh/id_rsa and run
clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
Then paste it on my github account in SSH settings. Also, I add the following line to my ssh config (
Host github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
So far so good. Let's test it now!
'ssh email@example.com -Tv' give the following output: $ ssh -vT firstname.lastname@example.org OpenSSH_7.1p2, OpenSSL 1.0.2f 28 Jan 2016 debug1: Reading configuration data ~/.ssh/config debug1: ~/.ssh/config line 1: Applying options for github.com debug1: Connecting to github.com [184.108.40.206] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub type 1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub-cert type -1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version libssh-0.7.0 debug1: no match: libssh-0.7.0 debug1: Authenticating to github.com:22 as 'git' debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client email@example.com <implicit> none debug1: kex: client->server firstname.lastname@example.org <implicit> none debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY debug1: Server host key: ssh-rsa SHA256:nThbg6kXUpJWGl7E1IGOCspRomTxdCARLviKw6E5SY8 debug1: Host 'github.com' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in ~/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 279 Enter passphrase for key '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub':
But there is no passphrase set up! I click enter and I get:
debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey).
Ok, let's give it another go, it asks for passphrase again :( :
$ git push -u origin master -v Pushing to email@example.com:myUserName/myRepo.git Enter passphrase for key '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub': Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
Just for completeness, setting up a passphrase doesn't solve anything:
$ ssh-keygen -f id_rsa -p Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved with the new passphrase.
Any ideas why it doesn't work? :(