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"Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '207.223.240.182' to the list of known hosts."

YannisDran Feb 12, 2013

I was trying to push my first commit on an empty rep to bitbucket. However this:

-git push -u origin --all #to push changes for the first time

resulted to:

Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

So, I tried to sudo it. The result was this:

Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '207.223.240.182' to the list of known hosts.
Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

So, why did this happen and should I remove the permanently added RSA host key for that uknown ip address? How?

Also, I don't want to set up a SSH yet, as I prefer work with HTTPS as a beginner.

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Marcus Bertrand Atlassian Team Feb 13, 2013

Hi there, I'm not sure if you're using Windows or Linux, but we have a guide that expains how to get your SSH key setup. We also have a troubleshooting guide. As this error can be the result of a variety of possible issues, I'd recommend going through the guides step-by-step to be sure that your key is

  1. In the correct location
  2. Copied correctly to Bitbucket
  3. In the ssh-agent
    ssh-add -l
  4. That you have your ~/.ssh/config file setup
    Host bitbucket.org
     IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_key_filename
  5. You can connect via SSH directly
    ssh -Tvv git@bitbucket.org
  6. And that your /path/to/repo/.git/config has the SSH URL in it correctly.
Alireza Bayat Sep 30, 2018

I have set up both public and private keys but I don't know whats wrong i still unable to clone my project on AWS using ssh. any suggestions?

with sudo I get below error

git@bitbucket.org: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

 

without sudo, appears that the cloning part is working but I get below warning

warning: unable to access '/home/ubuntu/.config/git/attributes': Permission denied

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Jay Dec 09, 2018

In my case i need to provide correct permission on key file , using following command in directory where "mykeyfile" is store sudo chmod 400 mykeyfile

Mugove Machaka I'm New Here Jan 20, 2019

You are a life saver @Jay, I regenerated ssh key many times thinking that they were not okay but the problem was on permissions. Now I can clone, push and pull. Thanks buddy. 

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Simon Olsen Sep 13, 2018

As a side note, avoid sudo. It can mess up access to apps and install on your computer.

I'm not sure sudo has any effect on git commands anyway, does it?

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