Commit cfcb5f0f authored by Karen's avatar Karen

fixed step to instructions

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## SSH keys
An SSH key allows you to establish a secure connection between your
computer and GitLab.
computer and GitLab. Before generating an SSH key in your shell, check if your system
already has one by running the following command:
```bash
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
```
Before generating an SSH key, check if your system already has one by
running `cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub`. If you see a long string starting with
`ssh-rsa` or `ssh-dsa`, you can skip the ssh-keygen step.
If you see a long string starting with `ssh-rsa` or `ssh-dsa`, you can skip the `ssh-keygen` step.
To generate a new SSH key, just open your terminal and use code below. The
ssh-keygen command prompts you for a location and filename to store the key
pair and for a password. When prompted for the location and filename, you
can press enter to use the default.
It is a best practice to use a password for an SSH key, but it is not
Note: It is a best practice to use a password for an SSH key, but it is not
required and you can skip creating a password by pressing enter. Note that
the password you choose here can't be altered or retrieved.
To generate a new SSH key, use the following command:
```bash
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "$your_email"
```
This command will prompt you for a location and filename to store the key
pair and for a password. When prompted for the location and filename, you
can press enter to use the default.
Use the code below to show your public key.
Use the command below to show your public key:
```bash
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
```
......@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ Copy-paste the key to the 'My SSH Keys' section under the 'SSH' tab in your
user profile. Please copy the complete key starting with `ssh-` and ending
with your username and host.
Use code below to copy your public key to the clipboard. Depending on your
To copy your public key to the clipboard, use code below. Depending on your
OS you'll need to use a different command:
**Windows:**
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