SSH auth for multiple GitHub accounts on OSXJun 29, 2016, 9:37:56 AM
When you use more than one SSH key to access GitHub you can use primary account by default and additional, with such a config
(assume your second SSH key file is
Host github-pewpew HostName github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa_pewpew
With Linux having ssh key in
.ssh folder and configuring
But on MacOS I get an error during Git clone (and Capistrano deploy) like this:
git clone git@github-pewpew:.../...git Cloning into 'MyRepo'... ERROR: Repository not found. fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
a bit confusing, but an error is not with Repo by itself (if you are completely sure that you are the repo owner or have write-rights).
On MacOS X I need to additional keys manually by
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa_pewpew
and you can check what key are in use right now
$ ssh-add -l
On MacOS X you will need to add key after every system restart. It looks like we need to use OSX Keychain to reload them authomatically via
$ ssh-add -K [path/to/private SSH key]