Sebastian Garces Sebastian Garces - 4 months ago 173
Git Question

Can't connect IntelliJ-IDEA to GitLab with SSH

I am trying to connect my GitLab repository with IntelliJ-IDEA, and it still cant connect to the repo. I have tried the next things:

  • I have msysgit installed correctly

  • Generated the SSH keys (

  • Added the key on GitLab keys

  • Define the enviroment variables HOME USERPROFILE point to C:\Users\sebastian.garces.ssh. %USERPROFILE$/.ssh %HOME$/.ssh

  • In IntelliJ changed SSH executable to Native

I did a lot of things from this links:

And many other google searchs

I dont know what else to do nothing is working.

UPDATE: When i try to Clone the repository and press the Test Button it loads and loads and nothing happen after a while it give me this error: repository test has failed


Try to install plugin: Settings -> Plugins -> Browse repositories -> type GitLab Projects Plugin minimum version 1.3.0

and go to Settings -> Other Settings -> GitLab Settings

Fill GitLab Server Url with and GitLab API Key with string (private token which is shown as the first thing on

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And then the test on Intellij IDEA will pass and you will be able to use ssh or https for each repository... (I use private Windows created ssh key id_rsa without any password, but It will work with protected key too.)