Permanently Store Git Username and Password

Q: How can I have CCSS servers permanently remember Git username and password so I do not have to enter it every time.
A: Git can constantly ask to provide username and password when performing simple tasks like git clone and git push/pull, etc. This can be very annoying if you are constantly performing Git operations. Below contains steps on how to permanently save Git username and password when working in CCSS servers.

  1. Sign in to research servers
  2. Open Git bash from start menu
  3. Copy and paste following into window. Make sure to replace your username in place of
    ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C ""
  4. Press enter when you’re prompted to “Enter a file in which to save the key,”
  5. Press enter twice when asked to enter passphrase and confirm passphrase. Steps 1-5 found from following link section “Generating a new SSH key” Generating a new SSH key
  6. Open a browser(Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc)
  7. Sign in to your github account
  8. Follow instructions in following link. Adding SSH Key. When asked in first step to copy content of, this should be located on your research account folder “U:\.ssh\”. You may need to view hidden folders when searching. You should open this file using a notepad application and copy the contents.
  9. Lastly follow steps in following link to test Testing SSH connection
  10. Moving forward clone Git repos using SSH keys.

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