(Optional) Generate an SSH Public/Private Key
This task is optional. If you already have an SSH public/private key pair, skip this task. The steps to create an SSH public/private key pair differ based on your operating system.
- Open Terminal.
Run the following command and complete the fields:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Keep the following guidelines in mind:
- Make sure that the SSH key you generate meets the requirements for the local IDE you want to use. For example, PyCharm requires the -m PEM option because PyCharm does not support modern (RFC 4716) OpenSSH keys.
- Provide a passphrase when you generate the key pair. Use this passphrase when prompted for the SSH key passphrase.
- Save the SSH key to the default ~/.ssh location.