Every time i start building a product for a new company, one of the first step is creating a repository and uploading SSH key. Instead of browsing the web looking for a reminder on how to do it, i decided i’ll post the quickest solution here.
1. Enter the following command in the Terminal window (Mac OS X)
ssh-keygen -t rsa
2. Accept default location and leave password blank (or not, up to you)
3. The key will get generated
Your identification has been saved in /Users/mariuszprzydatek/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /Users/mariuszprzydatek/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: ce:80:76:66:5b:5d:d2:29:3d:64:66:65:e8:d3:aa:5e mariuszprzydatek@Mariuszs-MacBook-Pro.local The key's randomart image is: +--[ RSA 2048]----+ | | | . | | E . | | . . o | | o . . S . | | + + o . + | |. + o = o + | | o...o * o | |. oo.o . | +-----------------+
4. The private key (id_rsa) is saved in the .ssh directory and used to verify the public key. The public key (id_rsa.pub) is the key you’ll be uploading to your GitLab account.
5. Copy your public key to the clipboard
pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
6. Paste the key to GitLab