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Richard Kerby
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Richard Kerby
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Permission Denied (publickey)

When copying and pasting from github to push an existing repository from the command line I got a Permission Denied (publickey) error

1 Answer

Hi Richard,

This is usually caused by your ssh not being up to date. I had this the other day with Atlassian Bitbucket, which is just like Github. Google will give you lots of results for this as it is a common issue. The ssh needs to register your computer, which holds a private key, with a matching public key that you provide to Github.

This walks you through the process.

Steve.