How to generate an SSH keys on Mac/Linux

1. Open a terminal on your local computer

Open the terminal on your local computer and enter the following:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""

For example, if your email is “”, then just put “ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “” and hit Enter in the terminal.


2. Choose a path to save your SSH keys

Then you will see the terminal response as the following:

I suggest just hit Enter without any hesitation 🙂 or you can save to another path you want. For example, if you want to save it on the desktop, just enter /Users/{your_user_name}/Desktop/id_rsa and hit Enter


3. Set a password

Next step you will see a response like this:

You can set a complicated password(recommended) or just hit enter to ignore setting up a password(not recommended).


4. You are good to go!

Once you see a response like the following, it means you made it and you are good to go!

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