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I followed the instructions for "Set up SSH for Git on Windows", but it's broken Edited

Set up SSH for Git on Windows:

  1. generate the key from the instructions, changing nothing.
  2. from the prompt `notepad ~/.ssh/id_rsa`
  3. ctrl-a (select all) copy
  4. paste
  5. click "Add Key"
  6. "That SSH Key is invalid."
  7. Remove the `-----BEGIN` and `-----END` header and footer
  8. click "Add Key"
  9. "That SSH Key is invalid."

The end result is this screenshot



This needs to be fixed if it's supposed to be official instruction.

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Oct 22, 2019

Make sure you copy all the characters in the .pub file, normally on Windows it adds a label at the end, that also needs to be included.

I modded the OP to include the process used to include the public key text.

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Oct 22, 2019

The ssh-keygen generates two files, id_rsa and You want to copy the content in into your profile in Bitbucket. So in step 2 your command should look like this instead:

 notepad ~/.ssh/

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I have the same problem, my public key is 


Comment: "rsa-key-20201126"
AAAA data removed T7oQ==


I get "That SSH key is invalid."

What is saved to a file from Putty is different than what is in the window and what Bitbucket needs. It should be of this format.

AAAA data removed T7oQ==

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