Error with Cloning Bitbucket Repository.

I was trying to clone a Bitbucket Git Repository with the code that the system provides to you if you click clone. I pasted it into a Terminal Window and it said this (the name of the repo is scisols):

Cloning into 'scisols'...

Permission denied (publickey).

fatal: Could not read from remote repository.


Please make sure you have the correct access rights

and the repository exists.

Is there a way to fix this?

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Looks like a problem either with your SSH agent (not running or doesn't know that key) or with your Bitbucket account config (if you don't have that key associated with your account). Which OS, and what do you get for "ssh -T"?

I'm using Mac, and I get 

Permission denied (publickey) 

for "ssh -T".

Definitely check that you've added the key to your Bitbucket account, as Daniel suggested. You should also check "ssh-add -l" and confirm that the agent is running and knows your key.


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Daniel Wester Community Champion Jun 13, 2016

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