Setup SSH on Windows
Setup SSH is required to be able to push your code using
git, to configure
everything correctly, you need to install the terminal
1. Download and Install git-bash
You can download git-bash
and install it by selecting
git-bash during the installation process.
2. Create a new SSH key pair
Git authentication is based on SSH, so you need to be able to authenticate with this technology, here is the guide how to do it. The following commands have to be written and executed in a ‘git-bash’ terminal, installed in the previous section.
$ cd $HOME
$ mkdir .ssh
$ cd .ssh
$ ssh-keygen.exe -t ed25519
Follow the instructions to generate a new SSH key pair. You will be asked to encrypt your private key with a password. This step is optional but for further security you may want to set one.
3. Add the public SSH key to Scalingo
To get the content of the public SSH key, you need to run the following command in git-bash:
$ cat $HOME/.ssh/id_ed25519.pub
The file content should start with
Once you have the public key, go to Scalingo Dashboard SSH key section and create a new key with the content of the public key.
4. Check everything is working
Still in a git-bash terminal run the following command:
$ ssh.exe -T firstname.lastname@example.org
$ ssh.exe -T email@example.com
It should display the following output:
You've successfully authenticated on Scalingo, but there is no shell access
If it doesn’t, something has been done wrong, please recheck the different step of this guide.