Configuring SSH keys

To configure and set up SSH keys for your GitHub account, follow these steps:

  1. Check whether you already have an ssh key pair.
  2. Open Git Bash and enter ls -al ~/.ssh to see whether existing SSH keys are present:
$ ls -al ~/.ssh  
  1. The public key consists of the .pub extension. Create a new key pair (skip this step if you already have a key pair).
  2. Open Git Bash and paste in the following text, substituting your GitHub email address for the one shown:
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C your_email@example.com  
  1. When you're prompted ...

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