Permission denied (publickey).

A problem occurred while I `git push` to my git server on ec2.

I handled this by following this three guide of which their original links are:

Sorry for missing out the second source link, I will add that later.

Firstly, check your url if it’s right. If it’s outdated, update it with:

git remote set-url origin git://


sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation
Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

  1. mkdir ~/.ssh
  2. vim known_hosts – if you already have known_hosts, skip this.
  3. ssh-keyscan -t rsa >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts
  4. ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""
  5. Add the key to SSH keys list on your GitHub profile.

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Set up your client

  1. Generate your key
    • ssh-keygen
  2. Configure ssh to use the key
    • vim ~/.ssh/config
  3. Copy your key to your server
    • ssh-copy-id -i /path/to/ SERVERNAME

Your config file from step 2 should have something similar to the following:

Hostname ip-or-domain-of-server
PubKeyAuthentication yes
IdentityFile ./path/to/key

eval “$(ssh-agent -s)”

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