How to create SSH-key with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

SSH-keys are used to identify a client during the connection to an SSH-protocol server. Use this method instead of password authentication. 


If you have worked with Git on Windows previously, there is a 99% probability that it asks the password every time while using the standard commands. It is very irritating and decreases productivity. The creation of the ssh-key resolves this issue on Ubuntu.

Creating ssh-key

This instruction is for the clean Ubuntu.

1.  Installing xclip

sudo apt install xclip

2. Creating ssh-key:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “” -b 4096

3. Copying your key and pasting it into the Git field using this command:

xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/
P.S. The password will be asked if you have copied the repository with https. Copy it again with ssh, and it will not ask you to enter the password again. 

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