Mac – Generate SSH Keypair

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Before i could start working with the Git repository hosted in, i have to create a SSH keypair and add it in my Drupal account profile. Actually i have done the similar task before but that is for Windows. For your reference, you can refer to the following post.


Ok, we will work out a SSH keypair in Mac OS this time.
1. Go to your .ssh folder under /Users/<username>

  • cd ~/.ssh


2. Generate the keypair using the following command

  • ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “”


3. You will get the key after enter a passphase twice and the following are the default key location

  • /Users/<username>/.ssh/id_rsaPrivate key
  • /Users/<username>/.ssh/id_rsa.pubPublic key


4. Get your public key in clipboard using the pbcopy command

  • pbcopy < ~/.ssh/


Done =)


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