I want to clone a remote repository to my local machine. I used the command:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:<username>/<repo_name>.git
The authenticity of host 'bitbucket.org (22.214.171.124)' can't be
established. RSA key fingerprint is
SHA256:****. Are you sure you
want to continue connecting (yes/no)? Host key verification failed.
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository
Bitbucket Settings -> SSH keys
The message says
Host key verification failed.
nothing about authentication, so you are working on the wrong field. It means that the host key of the bitbucket.org is not in your
~/.ssh/known_hosts and your client does not have any way how to verify it. It was answered many times how to workaround it, but how to do it properly?
There is section in the bitbucket manuals, describing how their public keys and fingerprint looks like. So:
It will prompt you with one of the fingerprints:
The authenticity of host 'bitbucket.org (126.96.36.199)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:*****. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
You verify the fingerprint in the prompt is the same as on the bitbucket website:
SHA256:zzXQOXSRBEiUtuE8AikJYKwbHaxvSc0ojez9YXaGp1A bitbucket.org (RSA)
yes and press enter to verify the connection works.
Or just copy the public key from the bitbucket website directly in the
echo "bitbucket.org,188.8.131.52 ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAubiN81eDcafrgMeLzaFPsw2kNvEcqTKl/VqLat/MaB33pZy0y3rJZtnqwR2qOOvbwKZYKiEO1O6VqNEBxKvJJelCq0dTXWT5pbO2gDXC6h6QDXCaHo6pOHGPUy+YBaGQRGuSusMEASYiWunYN0vCAI8QaXnWMXNMdFP3jHAJH0eDsoiGnLPBlBp4TNm6rYI74nMzgz3B9IikW4WVK+dc8KZJZWYjAuORU3jc1c/NPskD2ASinf8v3xnfXeukU0sJ5N6m5E8VLjObPEO+mN2t/FZTMZLiFqPWc/ALSqnMnnhwrNi2rbfg/rd/IpL8Le3pSBne8+seeFVBoGqzHM9yXw==" >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts
if nothing from the above helps, please run
ssh -vvv bitbucket.org and post the output to the edited question.