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What seems to be the latest help on setting up SSH keys for SourceTree on windows is this:

It says to use "Tools > Create or Import SSH Keys".  That does not exist in Sourcetree 3.0.15.

There is "Tools > Add SSH Key..." and I tried that loading a key I'm sure worked before.  Not now.  Nothing about creating a new key.  There is "Tools > Launch SSH Agent" which does nothing.

I've spent hours and hours trying to solve SourceTree access issues.  It should not be this hard.


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minnsey Atlassian Team Feb 04, 2019


The Create or Import button refers to PuTTYGen rather than Sourcetree.

If you are using PuTTY/Pageant you should, once you have a key pair that is registered with Bitbucket, be able to set in Tools/Options/General tab:

* SSH Key: path to your key
* SSH Client : PuTTY/PLink
* Automatically start SSH agent... : checked

When Sourcetree starts it should check if Pageant is running and if not start it asking it to load the specified key. If the key requires a password Pageant will prompt you.

That should then work

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