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do i need ssh files to configure the connection or not

dear experts


do i need ssh files to configure the connection or not


i just have installed the git package on my windows machine.

i have up and running the bash client


now i want to do the configuration - ....

question - do i need to have ssh-files for setting up the connection?


Mitarbeiter@260-36-B3-PC-04 MINGW64 ~
$ git config
usage: git config [<options>]

Config file location
    --global              use global config file
    --system              use system config file
    --local               use repository config file
    -f, --file <file>     use given config file
    --blob <blob-id>      read config from given blob object

    --get                 get value: name [value-regex]
    --get-all             get all values: key [value-regex]
    --get-regexp          get values for regexp: name-regex [value-regex]
    --get-urlmatch        get value specific for the URL: section[.var] URL
    --replace-all         replace all matching variables: name value [value_regex]
    --add                 add a new variable: name value
    --unset               remove a variable: name [value-regex]
    --unset-all           remove all matches: name [value-regex]
    --rename-section      rename section: old-name new-name
    --remove-section      remove a section: name
    -l, --list            list all
    -e, --edit            open an editor
    --get-color           find the color configured: slot [default]
    --get-colorbool       find the color setting: slot [stdout-is-tty]

    -t, --type <>         value is given this type
    --bool                value is "true" or "false"
    --int                 value is decimal number
    --bool-or-int         value is --bool or --int
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Re: do i need ssh files to configure the connection or not

That depends on what you mean by "SSH files" and "setting up the connection".


Assuming that with "SSH files" you mean "SSH keys" and with "setting up the connection" you mean pusing to and pulling from GitHub, you don't need SSH files per se. There are multiple options if you want to push to and pull from GitHub, including SSH keys - but, for example, also HTTPS.


Since you're on Windows, the easiest way to get up and running would be to try and git clone a private repository. A login window will pop up where you can log in to your GitHub account (assuming you're using GitHub). After logging in, Git will remember your credentials.


Setting up SSH keys is a very safe method of communicating with your remote. Check out this article for more information: , but keep in mind this isn't required (you can just use HTTPS).

- Mark