I can't find "Tools" in the Sourcetree menu.
I am looking for it because in the FAQs — http://www.sourcetreeapp.com/faq/ — under the question, "How do I set up SSH keys for authentication?", Step 1 is listed as "From the SourceTree menu, select Tools > Create or Import SSH Keys". However, in my menu I don't see "Tools", "SSH" or "Import" anywhere. Can someone please clarify? I
I want to Import my SSH key using putty so I can access a remote repo.
I came across a mention of the Tools menu as well while digging for an answer the other day. There is no Tools menu for the OSX SourceTree app as far as I know. I never recall seeing one.
Now you'd think that under the repo Settings (the cog at the top-right of the screen) would, under the Security tab, expose that option that Windows users see under the tools menu. But it doesn't. Sigh.
So I believe on OSX you're just stuck with managing keys the regular way. Which seems un-Mac-like but it's pretty much the way we've doing it all these years, that is, using ssh-keygen from the command line. Here are a couple of links that might be helpful:
Now this begs the question on how to bind different keys with different repos. Since I don't use the Windows version I don't know if there's support there in SourceTree to help. On OSX, you could just also do this manually using an .ssh/config file:
Not has handy as a UI, but then if you also spend time using git on the command line, as most OSX users do, then configuring this manually is possibly a better solution anyway.
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