I´m having trouble with GitHub. I´ve playing around with a remote repository of Git.
When I now try to make any changes to the remote directory, i.e.
git remote show origin
git push -u origin master
I get this error
Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists. Ulrichs-MacBook-Pro:coredatatest ulrichheinelt$ git push -u origin master Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
I would be happy, when I could start again with a new (empty) remote directory. Or is there a way, to fix this error?
This are my first steps with GitHub, started yesterday… Many thanks in advance!
my settings at https://github.com/UlliH/CoreDataTest/settings
too early happy 🙁
After setting the SSH and GPG keys, the errors are still the same. :-/
I think that’s right so, but still the same…
- On your GitHub profile there is an
It is located on top-right corner of the webpage.
- Press it and you will see left
- Inside that menu find
SSH and GPG keysoption and press it.
- You will see an option
New SSH keyto add new key.
- Generate SSH key using
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your email".
- Copy the output of
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pubto your clipboard
- Paste the above copied output to the form at https://github.com/settings/ssh/new
generate your key
Visualize your keys
Start the agent
Add your key to the agent
I was having the same problem with my ssh connection. I tried to work it through ssh, but couldn’t find a working solution for it. So, in that case, I changed my remote URL from SSH to HTTPS. I used the command:
$ git remote set-url origin https://github.com/USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git.
You can see your remote url changed using:
$ git remote -v.
You can find more detail on Here
This will change your remote URL to HTTPS so you will now have to type your GitHub username and password to push your project to the remote repo. I know ssh is easier than HTTPS meaning that you don’t have to type out your username and password, but this might be helpful if you didn’t find any solution for fixing it through ssh, and you are in a rush to push your code to your repo.
For me I had to set what host to use what SSH key.
In your local machine SSH folder, usually under
~/.ssh create/edit the file called
config using your preferred editor like vim or gedit
and add the following with your git Host, HostName, and ssh IdentityFile (your ssh private key file path):
Host gitlab.example.com HostName gitlab.example.com IdentityFile /home/YOURUSERNAME/.ssh/id_rsa
make sure you have named the “public key” and “private key” files properly; precisely like “id_rsa” and “id_rsa.pub”. This is something that you can find in your users/.ssh folder.
add the public key in GitHub
Restart your terminal ( bash supported) and try to clone again
if you have the write access to the repo, you should be good to go after these changes.
Talking from experience (after spending an hour), I could not find any info on any forum that stated that we have to explicitly keep the name of the private and public file as mentioned above.
If any of you facing same kind of issue on Bitbucket then here is the solution:
[email protected] MINGW64 /u/works (master) $ git clone ssh://[email protected]:5449/rem/jenkinspipeline.git Cloning into ‘jenkinspipeline’… [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.
[email protected] MINGW64 /u/works (master) $ cat < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQC99aqMXtBpVvCQb6mezTHsftC3CFY9VOpGaNmckmcTzXoOOWOheeM9V2NTrOWxpbE3UNdL/6ZnmPyv5EI2zPMPstVIP5jAqcmxOvGc2zxy4wHeGTgrP6UaXs2nLScV4E7+rmdaVtSsfOa1i+eU2eg4UnIJpRLtGD6N+hMKJXaXWpGfQ79USiPhPQKDGOz3PeEDggyvHs7HUzaKZpwEeIKYOSDXsvDwTJ6s5uQ30YfX3eoQbAis8TJeQejAmkuu62oSOs5zFJMSTAzakiyXW/xCUsLrnUSzxmBKO2BIA/tSTrqW/Gj0VhDniDFGwGz0K1NfLzfEJLWKvdB2EJWVFjEd [email protected]
Goto: https://bitbucket.internal.abc.com/plugins/servlet/ssh/projects/REM/repos/jenkinspipeline/keys 1) Add keys Copy/paste the id_rsa.pub key value there:
[email protected] MINGW64 /u/works (master) $ git clone ssh://[email protected]:5449/rem/jenkinspipeline.git Cloning into ‘jenkinspipeline’… remote: Enumerating objects: 1146, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (1146/1146), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (987/987), done. remote: Total 1146 (delta 465), reused 0 (delta 0) Receiving objects: 100% (1146/1146), 149.53 KiB | 172.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (465/465), done.
I got it after wasting a lot of time…
In the accepted answer of Shravan40 everything was ok, but me idiot added at github.com a new repository with adding a new README.md and this caused the error
ERROR: Repository not found. fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights
after a lot of tries, i added a new repository without a new README.md and everything was ok, but i don´t know the reason. 🙁 Till yesterday, when on a new try i finally noticed it…
So my solution in addition to Shravan40s answer is
maybe it will help someone…
In my short experience using git with linux, I found there were two simple answers to this error.
run these commands in this order
git remote set-url --add origin <https://github.com/username/repo> git remote set-url --delete origin <[email protected]:username/repo>
This will reconfigure your config file to use HTTPS origin instead of SSH.
now try running push or pull commands.
Reboot your linux VM (if you’re using one) and/or host machine. Rebooting has resolved the issue for me more than once.