setup git + github with ssh on linux
Setup git + GitHub with ssh on Linux
Akbar S. Ahmed | Jan 5, 2014

Step-by-step instructions

Step-by-step instructions on how to setup git and GitHub with ssh authentication on Linux. Install git sudo apt-get install git Set your git username git config --global "your-github-username" Set your email git config --global "your-github-email-address" Setup the password cache We’ll setup our password to cache for 1 hour for repos that we access via https. git config --global credential.helper cache git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=14400' Create a new ssh key ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "your-github-email-address" Add your ssh key to GitHub vi ~/.ssh/ Open a browser to and perform the following actions after logging in.

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