So I’m very embarrassed to be opening this question, but I actually can’t figure it out. I am having issues cloning a GitHub repo (yes, believe it or not…), yet I have followed all the necessary steps and have cloned repos many times before.
So… I have generated a new SSH key, as per githubs documentation: https://docs.github.com/en/authentication/connecting-to-github-with-ssh/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent
And I have added it to GitHub too (and yes, as a SSH key under SSH and GPG keys) - and yes, that was from catting the .pub file and pasting it in correctly.
I can even run
ssh -T [email protected] and it returns
You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.
So… when I try to clone the repo with the clone command (i.e.
sudo git clone [email protected]:user/repo.git) via SSH, it asks for this:
Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'github.com' differs from the key for the IP address '184.108.40.206'
Offending key for IP in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:2
Matching host key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:3
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
To which I obviously say
yes. Yet it then returns this error:
[email protected]: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists
I also tried
ssh-keygen -R github.com and
ssh-keygen -R IP_ADDRESS as per other stack overflow threads, but nothing. I then deleted the known hosts file altogether and tried again, but nothing.
Can anyone tell me what’s the dumb thing I’m not doing right here?
sudo from the clone command, and both the clone and any future network operations on that repo (fetches, pulls, pushes, etc.) should work fine.