Generating an SSH Key for Mac OS X with GitHub/BitBucket

This tutorial is aimed at users who want to create a new SSH key on Mac OS X and configure it for use with GitHub. (Configuring for BitBucket is exactly the same.) Start The Terminal and go to your home folder: cd Make a directory called .ssh: mkdir .ssh Navigate into the .ssh directory: cd […]

Fix SSH Key Security Issue in Cygwin

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Permissions 0660 for ‘id_rsa’ are too open. It is required that your private key files are NOT accessible by others. This private key will be ignored. I recently came across an issue with a¬†Git-related SSH key in which I received the message above. This appears to […]