How to setup git command line to use ssh without password

I have a Stash repository and stash is setup to use https and ssh.  It has the site keys and I have registered my ~/.ssh/   Using the web site works but do you have specific instructions for the steps to use git to communicate with the stash repository using either ssh:// or https:// without entering a password?

I am able to git clone but it always requires my password.


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You can use SourceTree client by Atlassian, it has option to save password for a repository.

Tools-> Option -> Authentication


You need to add your public ssh key in the stash repository. Password will not be require if key is published.


Trick: one way to update config file. But it is not recommended as it has security risk and password is visible when you push in git bash/gui in push statement.

$ vi <repo>/.git/config

[remote "origin"]
    url = http://username:password@stashurl/scm/<key>/repo.git    '<---- update your password here
    fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
[branch "master"]



However Atlassian provide documentation:



Anurag Praksh

I do have my registered on the server.  You're right, cloning with the servers recommended ssh://git@... url works.

I will take a look at the documentation, but I am still unable to get 'git clone https://username@server...' to work without entering my password.  Is that possible?

When I clone using ssh://git@servername will it have the correct user when I push?



If ssh is published/added to the repository and key is correct it will not ask for the password.

Repository --> settings -> Access Keys -> Add key


https requires Basic authentication (userID and Password). Atlassian only provided solution to store the password to get rid of this as mentioned in the

I would recommend you to use SourceTree to avoid the problem (if you store password in SourceTree)


Thank you for your question.


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