How to Setup Git on Windows & Mac

Step 1: Add your PC/Mac ssh key to your account.
1. If you are using Mac run following commands in Terminal window or if you are using Windows install GitBash command utility ( ) to run following commands.

Step 2. Create your SSH Keys:
2.1.Before generating an SSH key in your shell, check if your system already has
one by running the following command:

 cat ~/.ssh/

2.2.if keys are not there then generate a new SSH key, use the following

ssh keygen -t rsa -C"$your_email"

Note:This command will prompt you for a location and filename to store the
key pair and for a password. When prompted for the location and filename,
just press enter to use the default.
2.3. To copy your public key to the clipboard, use the code below. Depending on
your OS you’ll need to use a different command:

 For Windows: clip < ~/.ssh/
 For Mac: pbcopy < ~/.ssh/

Step 3. Open Git repository from you credentials and Add your SSH Key
3.1. On the left side menu, click on “profile settings” and then click on “SSH Keys”:

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3.2. Then click on the green button “Add SSH Key”

3.3. There, you should paste the SSH Key which you copied from command line.

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Note:Now, you’ll be able to use Git over SSH


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