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Re: Issues With Trying To Use Magit Mode For GitHub Repos Via SSH Key

From: Leo Butler
Subject: Re: Issues With Trying To Use Magit Mode For GitHub Repos Via SSH Key
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 18:25:13 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

"Samuel Banya" <> writes:

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> Hey there,
> I'm trying to move all my personal Git repos back to GitHub.
> I am having a difficult time doing so since I'm getting some weird
> side effects of either Git or Magit Mode acting weird.
> Here's what I did:
> - I made a single repo on my GitHub that's blank
> - I then cloned the repo locally on my machine
> - I then added the contents of the older repo (minus the '.git' directory) to 
> the the cloned directory
> - I then added all of the new folders and files to that particular repo via 
> 'Magit' mode in Emacs
> - I then attempted to push a commit to that new GitHub repo
> - I was then prompted for a 'Username' and 'Password', which kept
> defaulting to using '' --> example: I would put 'Tom' -->
> it would change to '' for the username. This even
> occurred even if I used the email I have for my GitHub account,
> '' --> ''
> - I did some research and apparently GitHub changed their
> authentication methods to force either a Personal Access Token or
> through an SSH key
> - So, I simply added my SSH key to my GitHub account, specifically the 
> 'public' key (
> - However I'm getting the same weird results as above
> I believe I have to modify the .git/config'* *file so that the 'url' is 
> changed accordingly.
> However, I'm a bit confused on actually WHAT to put in there.
> Here's an example (not the actual line I used):
> url = ssh://

I don't think that url is right and that is causing your problem. My
config for a repo has

[remote "github"]
        url = ssh://
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/github/*

> Also, I have this present in my ~/.ssh/config file as well:
> Host
>   IdentitiesOnly yes
>   IdentityFile ~/.ssh/
> Any ideas on what I did wrong? 

I would make a special github key, but that is not causing your problem.


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