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I git push my work to a remote Git repository.

Every push will prompt me to input username and password. I would like to avoid it for every push, but how to configure to avoid it?

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For avoiding the specification of the username and password at every git push

You need to do the following steps:

1. Generate an SSH key

2. Associate the SSH key with the remote repository

3. Set your remote URL to a form that supports SSH 1

Generate an SSH key

In Linux/Mac

Open terminal to create ssh keys:

cd ~                 #Your home directory

ssh-keygen -t rsa    #press enter for all value

For Windows

Use Putty-Gen to generate a key

Export the key as an open SSH key

Associate the SSH key with the remote repository

If it is a GitHub repository and you have administrative privileges, go to settings and click 'add SSH key'. Copy the contents of your ~/.ssh/ into the field labeled 'Key'.

If your repository is administered by somebody else, give the administrator your

If your remote repository is administered by you, then you can use this command for example:

scp ~/.ssh/ YOUR_USER@YOUR_IP:~/.ssh/authorized_keys/

Set your remote URL to a form that supports SSH 1

If you have done the steps above and are still getting the password prompt, make sure your repo URL is in the form

git+ssh://[email protected]/username/reponame.git

And change it to

To see your repo URL, run:

git remote show origin

You can change the URL with:

git remote set-url origin git+ssh://[email protected]/username/reponame.git

Thus, you can ssh without a password at every git push.

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