Create and add your SSH public key

It is best practice to use Git over SSH instead of Git over HTTP. In order to use SSH, you will need to:

  1. Create an SSH key pair on your local computer.
  2. Add the key to GitLab.

Creating your SSH key pair

  1. Go to your command line.
  2. Follow the instructions to generate your SSH key pair.

Adding your SSH public key to GitLab

To add the SSH public key to GitLab, see Adding an SSH key to your GitLab account.

Note: Once you add a key, you cannot edit it. If it didn’t paste properly, it will not work, and you will need to remove the key from GitLab and try adding it again.