Commit f8df2bc6 authored by Achilleas Pipinellis's avatar Achilleas Pipinellis

Refactor SSH key addition in GitLab basics

parent eecccf5e
# How to create your SSH Keys
You need to connect your computer to your GitLab account through SSH Keys. They are unique for every computer that you link your GitLab account with.
1. The first thing you need to do is go to your [command line](
and follow the [instructions](../ssh/ to generate your SSH key pair.
## Generate your SSH Key
1. Once you do that, login to GitLab with your credentials.
1. On the upper right corner, click on your avatar and go to your **Profile settings**.
Create an account on GitLab. Sign up and check your email for your confirmation link.
![Profile settings dropdown](img/profile_settings.png)
After you confirm, go to GitLab and sign in to your account.
1. Navigate to the **SSH keys** tab.
## Add your SSH Key
![SSH Keys](img/profile_settings_ssh_keys.png)
On the left side menu, click on "profile settings" and then click on "SSH Keys":
3. Paste your **public** key that you generated in the first step in the 'Key'
![SSH Keys](img/shh_keys.png)
![Paste SSH public key](img/profile_settings_ssh_keys_paste_pub.png)
Then click on the green button "Add SSH Key":
1. Optionally, give it a descriptive title so that you can recognize it in the
event you add multiple keys.
![Add SSH Key](img/add_sshkey.png)
![SSH key title](img/profile_settings_ssh_keys_title.png)
There, you should paste the SSH Key that your command line will generate for you. Below you'll find the steps to generate it:
1. Finally, click on **Add key** to add it to GitLab. You will be able to see
its fingerprint, its title and creation date.
![Paste SSH Key](img/paste_sshkey.png)
![SSH key single page](img/profile_settings_ssh_keys_single_key.png)
## To generate an SSH Key on your command line
Go to your [command line]( and follow the [instructions](../ssh/ to generate it.
Once you add a key, you cannot edit it, only remove it. In case the paste
didn't work, you will have to remove the offending key and re-add it.
Copy the SSH Key that your command line created and paste it on the "Key" box on the GitLab page. The title will be added automatically.
![Paste SSH Key](img/key.png)
Now, you'll be able to use Git over SSH, instead of Git over HTTP.
Congratulations! You are now ready to use Git over SSH, instead of Git over HTTP!
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