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Create a Git SSH Key


To create a new SSH Key on GitHub, which is required to authenticate a code push to a GitHub repository.



  1. Log into your user account on GitHub. (
  2. Go to your Account Settings.
  3. Go to your SSH Keys section and click the Add New SSH Key button.  You will need to provide a title and the contents of the key. For instructions on how to generate a new key, see Create an RSA Key Pair.
  4. Click Add Key.


Create a Credential

  • If you are using the "Chef Development Environment (CDE)" ServerTemplate to create a Chef development server in the cloud for developing Chef cookbooks and recipes, you will need to use this credential when you define the server's inputs so that you can push code changes from the Chef development server to your GitHub repositories.  See Create a New Credential.
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