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Password Required to Push on SourceTree Edited

I set up an SSH key and I still get a password required message box whenever I try to push to Bitbucket from SourceTree. I am using MacOS Sierra 10.13.3.

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Manju Atlassian Team Feb 20, 2018

Please check if the ssh-agent has your keys loaded. If not, please add them to the agent. 

Run below commands in terminal to do so,

To check if keys are loaded:

ssh-add -l

To add keys to agent:

ssh-add <path_to_key>

more like,

ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Key in the passphrase used while generating the ssh key and you should be good to go.

I tried to check if keys are loaded and the response was that 

"The agent has no identities." How do I solve the problem?

Manju Atlassian Team Feb 20, 2018

Locate your ssh key on the disk. If you have used the default location, it should be located at ~/.ssh/ Use the file name for the key and add it to the ssh-agent with below command,

ssh-add ~/.ssh/<ssh_key_file_name>

The name of the file of the public key is but I get a syntax error with the following code:

ssh-add ~/.ssh/<>
Manju Atlassian Team Feb 20, 2018

You should do this,

ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

The command worked. It stated: "identity added".

What else do I do?

Manju Atlassian Team Feb 20, 2018

Assuming that you have added the key on Bitbucket, you should now be able to push to Bitbucket from Sourcetree without a password prompt. 

I am still asked for a password.

Manju Atlassian Team Feb 20, 2018

Can you please attach a screenshot of the account setup and the password prompt window?

Which account setup? Bitbucket?

For some reason, my MacOS Sierra 10.13.3 won't take screenshots.

I get the following message:


"Password Required

For user LaPlume on host"

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