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November 29, 2011 / Steven Pousty

Quick note on IDEA 10.5 + GIT + SSH + Ubuntu 11.10

If you try to use public key SSH with GIT on ubuntu 11.10 and it doesn’t see your key it is probably because you don’t have a config file in .ssh.

Go into your .ssh dir and create a config file.

Inside that file you can make it look something like

Host *
IdentityFile /path/to/your/private/key/endingWithYour.key

And then it will all automagically work like all good tech does.

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  1. jeremyosborne / Nov 29 2011 1:21 pm

    I didn’t know that one. I usually just make a script that finds all my keys and consists of consecutive calls to:

    KEY_DIR=”`dirname $0`”
    ssh-add $KEY_DIR/sitespecific1/id_rsa
    ssh-add $KEY_DIR/sitespecific2/id_rsa

    I like yours better.

  2. Steven Citron-Pousty / Nov 29 2011 1:38 pm

    Glad to be a humble servant to a maestro of your quality

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