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Multiple SSH keys for different accounts doesn't seem to work

SoureTree seems to choose the first SSH key in Pageant list and attempt to use that with all my repositories. This doesn't work for some which use a different key (the second one in the list).

I'm not sure how to tell SourceTree via the git config to use the second key?

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Hi Ivan,

Have you tried to create a /.ssh/config file and add the following:

Host myhostname
 HostName bitbucket.org
 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
# Default address: 	git@bitbucket.org:accountname/reponame.git
# Alias address: 	git@<Host>:accountname/reponame.git
# Usage:                git@myhostname:accountname/reponame.git

Host somethingelse
 HostName bitbucket.org
 IdentityFile /var/www/id_rsa.something
# Default address: 	git@bitbucket.org:accountname/reponame2.git
# Alias address: 	git@<Host>:accountname/reponame2.git
# Usage:                git@somethingelse:accountname/reponame2.git

Please, notice that in the sample above I have created two ssh key-pairs and I have saved them in different locations.

~/.ssh/id_rsa
/var/www/id_rsa.something

The keys above are associated to bitbucket.org. In order to use the correct key, please replace bitbucket.orgby the Host provided to the key you want to use. As a result, you would have:

Host myhostname -> git@myhostname:accountname/reponame.git

Kind regards,
Rafael

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