Rogach Rogach - 3 months ago 23
Git Question

Git keeps asking me for my ssh key passphrase

I created keys as instructed in the github tutorial, registered them with github, and tried using ssh-agent explicitly — yet git continues to ask me for my passphrase every time I try to do a pull or a push.

What could be the cause?

Answer

Once you have started the SSH agent with:

eval $(ssh-agent)

you have to add your private key to it:

ssh-add

This will ask you your passphrase just once, and then you should be allowed to push, provided that you uploaded the public key to Github.