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[SOLVED] How to connect to an existing ssh key on Github with SourceTree? (Mac OSX)


I have my key configured through command line and on github so that I can clone, fetch, push and pull repos.

In SourceTree, when I try to add my account, when I first get to the screen it properly shows my, but when I click Connect Account, and authorize through Github, then it changes the key to, and then adds that key to github ssh keys when I click OK.

How do I add an account to SourceTree that uses my default that I have already generated?


[SOLVED] I had to re-open the repos with ST info cleared from ~/Library/Application Support/SourceTree, and use the password that I created when i generated

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Feb 01, 2019

Hi Matthew,

Happy you figured it out, and thanks for sharing your findings with the rest of users :D

Have a nice weekend!

Thanks, you too!

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