Generating SSH Key for GitHub Using Git Extensions

This step-by-step tutorial assumes that you have already installed Git Extensions on your computer.

Using GitHub via HTTPS with Git Extensions can become pretty boring. SSH to the rescue.

Step 1: Click on Tools -> Generate or Import Key

Step 2: Click on Generate

Note: Move the mouse over the blank area to generate randomness when generating the SSH key

Step 3: Click on Save Private Key

Note: Click Yes for the passphrase message

Step 4: Save the SSH Private key with .ppk extension

Step 5: Copy the SSH Key to the clipboard

Step 6: Setup the SSH key with GitHub Settings

Take Care!


Abhishek Luv

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Abhishek Luv is a skilled .NET and ASP.NET Trainer with more than 11 years of teaching experience, specializing in C#, ASP.NET Core MVC, Entity Framework Core, Visual Studio, LINQ, Repository and Unit of work pattern, ASP.NET Core Web API, Git and Github, Angular, and more. He has trained students worldwide and is passionate about helping them achieve success in the field.

Abhishek holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications and completed a Computer Hardware course in 2004. Since his school days, Abhishek has had a keen interest in computers and enjoys playing retro games like Super Mario Bros and Contra in his free time. He is also interested in networking, ethical hacking, and bug bounty hunting, and keeps himself up-to-date with the latest developments in these areas.

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