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Correctly Added a New SSH Key But Still Can't Pull from Repo

David Newey
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April 12, 2023

I created a new SSH key and added it to my keys, checked that I could access the repo and got the correct response but when I try to pull from the repo, I get "authentication failed". Here is my consol session:

...

[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ eval `ssh-agent`
Agent pid 137198

[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -b 4096 -C "denewey@gmail.com" -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net
Generating public/private ed25519 key pair.
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net.
Your public key has been saved in /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
SHA256:5vXPHPZx8kBs6zmbiJf64jqscHTWXFuyHIVX+US8Auo denewey@gmail.com
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ED25519 256]--+
| ..++|
| .....o|
| . =...o|
| + o O ..|
| . S + + = |
| . = E . o . |
| . ... ..*..|
| o o ..oB.Oo|
| ...++=o Ooo|
+----[SHA256]-----+
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net
Enter passphrase for /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net:
Identity added: /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net (denewey@gmail.com)
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ less ~/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net.pub
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ ssh -T git@bitbucket.org
authenticated via ssh key.

You can use git to connect to Bitbucket. Shell access is disabled
[centos@ip-10-2-1-239 laravel]$ git pull
The requested repository either does not exist or you do not have access. If you believe this repository exists and you have access, make sure you're authenticated.
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

...

Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

 

 

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Theodora Boudale
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April 14, 2023

Hi @David Newey and welcome to the community!

The private SSH key you created may not be offered during the git pull operation.

I would suggest creating a file named config in your ~/.ssh folder and adding the following lines (if the file exists, just add the following content)

Host bitbucket.org
        AddKeysToAgent yes
        IdentityFile /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net

This will ensure that this specific SSH key is offered every time you clone/pull/push to a Bitbucket Cloud repo.

I would also suggest double-checking permissions: premissions should be 700 for the ~/.ssh directory, 644 for the public SSH key, and 600 for the private key.

Please feel free to let us know how it goes and if you need any further help!

Kind regards,
Theodora

Christian FOMEKONG January 8, 2024

Please @Theodora Boudale

Is there any problem if my .ssh folder is elsewhere than ~/?

Like in /opt/other_folder/ 

Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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January 8, 2024

Yes.  Most programs assume ssl certificates and keys are kept in ~/.ssh.  If you have put them somewhere else, you need to tell any programs where they are so that they can use them.

For example, 

"ssh 192.168.0.1" does not specify any key, so it defaults to looking for ~/ssh/id_rsa

"ssh 192.168.0.1 -i /opt/other_folder/my_renamed_key_file" will take the file named as containing the key you want to use.

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Christian FOMEKONG January 9, 2024

Thank you @Nic Brough -Adaptavist- 

So I'm facing an issue since 4 days on our production server's.

I suddendly don't be able to perform any git command towards our bibucket remote repo.

Usually we are on https mode but suddenly it stops to work with this message : gnutls_handshake() failed: Error in the pull function

Then I made configuration for ssh (changing remote url, generate ssh key and add it on bitbucket remote repo configurations etc ) and when I try a command, the CLI doesn't prompt anything as response.

Please for help.

Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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January 9, 2024

This suggests that your key is invalid, or not recognised because you have not added it to Bitbucket.

Christian FOMEKONG January 9, 2024

And what about https connection, which stopped to work suddely without any configurations. @Nic Brough -Adaptavist- 

Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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January 9, 2024

It's the same answer - your key is not valid, or not recognised.

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Graham Twine
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April 12, 2023

I am assuming you have access to the repository as Nic has mentioned above.

Add the contents of your public key to bitbucket as mentioned here. Check the application Cloud / DC version etc. I think you are using cloud by the ssh command used.

 

You can find it here, but I think you have copied it?

 /home/centos/.ssh/id_rsa_apr_net.pub

 

Is this a git repository you are in already?
Can you use interactive authentication to clone the repository?

e.g.

git clone https://user@bitbucket.org/PKEY/repo-name.git

 

If the above works and as already mentioned, you have added your public key to bitbucket

git clone ssh://git@bitbucket.org/PKEY/repo-name.git

 

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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April 12, 2023

Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Have you added the key to Bitbucket?  And does the account have access to the repositories?

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