Using multiple repos with Git (which relies on OpenSSH) terminal/CLI while keeping security a priority with separate keys requires an initial config. Here is a must-know „trick“ if you need similar setup. You will need to create a file called „
config“ (yes, no file extension) in you
.ssh/ folder. The sample file below provides more details.
# Alias Host <host-name> # Host domain or IP HostName <host-ip/domain> # (Optional) Username - when using SSH User <host-username> # Path to file identity file (i.e. private key) IdentityFile <path-to-private-key>
In a scenario where we need access to both Gitlab and Github, an actual example would be:
# Github Host github.com HostName github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/github_rsa # Gitlab Host gitlab.com HostName gitlab.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/gitlab_rsa
This way when you try to execute a
git pull from either GitLab or GitHub you will be using the appropriate key for the corresponding repo.
For Windows 7/10 users. Copy/download the following code in a .bat file and execute it with administrator privileges (i.e. „Run as Administrator“ when you right-click on it).