Chris Mitchell Chris Mitchell - 11 months ago 87
Git Question

Cloning Git repository locally

I have just create a git repository on my iMac under the user git account and am now want to clone it from my main user account on the same computer. I have created my SSH key and added it to the .ssh/authorized_keys file. However when I log back in with my main account I get the following error message:


Permission denied (publickey)
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly


Now to me, and while searching on the web it seems like my public key is incorrect. I have created it twice and still get the same issue.

Answer Source

You shouldn't need an ssh key at all. Make all of the files world readable and just clone the full path. In other words, do

$ git clone /path/to/repo