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git for Beginners: Using SSH Keys with GitHub (Part 12)

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SSH is a method for secure login and file transfer.

If you go over to GitHub and click on the "Clone or Download" button on a repository, you'll see that it says "Clone with SSH. Use a password-protected SSH key."

You can think of this like a secret handshake that your computer has with GitHub. The benefit is that it's secure and you don't have to constantly enter your username and password.

In this video, I show you how to generate an SSH Key and add it to GitHub.

0:00 Beginning
0:50 What is SSH?
1:11 Generating an SSH Key
2:12 Adding your SSH Key to GitHub

* How to Generate an SSH Key
* Adding a new SSH key to your GitHub account


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