by Chris Boyce on Jan 2014
This guide covers some common troubleshooting methods when connecting to Git
On your local machine, make sure your permissions are correct on you SSH keys. The default keys will be named id_rsa and id_rsa.pub.
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
In addition, ensure that the known_hosts and .ssh directory both have the correct permissions set.
chmod 644 ~/.ssh/known_hosts chmod 755 ~/.ssh
The SSH agent provides a way to store one or more SSH keys during your session. This allows you to connect to other hosts without explicitly specifying which key to use each time. To ensure that your SSH agent is working and has the correct keys, use the following commands:
ssh-add -D exec ssh-agent bash ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Your should be prompted to enter your passphrase, and receive an "Identity added" confirmation message.
You can run the following command to verify that you can connect to Git through SSH:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org info
If successful, you should see output similar to this:
$ ssh email@example.com info hello cdboyce, this is git@www running gitolite3 v3.5.1-8-gd8fa068 on git 1.7.1 R W cdboyce
If you have questions, or if you continue to have difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org