Configure your environment


  • Windows
  • Mac
    • Type ‘git’ in the Terminal application.
    • If it’s not installed, it will prompt you to install it.
  • Linux

    sudo yum install git-all
    sudo apt-get install git-all

Configure Git

One-time configuration of the Git client

git config --global "Your Name"
git config --global

Configure SSH Key

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "you@computer-name"
# You will be prompted for the following information. Press enter to accept the defaults. Defaults appear in parentheses.
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /Users/you/.ssh/
The key fingerprint is:
39:fc:ce:94:f4:09:13:95:64:9a:65:c1:de:05:4d:01 you@computer-name

Copy your public key and add it to your GitLab profile

cat ~/.ssh/
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQEL17Ufacg8cDhlQMS5NhV8z3GHZdhCrZbl4gz