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Generating a SSH public/private key pair

  1. Windows: Start GIT Bash OSX & Linux: start Terminal
  2. Use the command below to create the key pair
    ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com"
    
  3. When prompted for the file to save the key, press ‘Enter’ (or ‘Return’) to accept the default
  4. Enter a secure passphase when prompted. Check github help for more information if required.

The generated files will be stored in: Windows: c:\users<your username>.ssh OSX: /Users//.ssh Linux: /home//.ssh