GitHub Error Message - permission denied (publickey). fatal: could not read from remote repository.

570    Asked by Deepabhawana in Python , Asked on Apr 8, 2021

Has anybody seen this error and know what to do?

I'm using the terminal, I'm in the root, the GitHub repository exists and I don't know what to do now.

> git push -u origin master

Permission denied (publickey).

fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights

and the repository exists.

Answered by Deepa bhawana

permission denied (publickey). fatal: could not read from remote repository Did you face this error while coding. Don’t Panic! Here is the solution for you.

Step 1: First, create the SSH keys by utilizing the following command:

  $ ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""

It will create both id_rsa and files for you

Step 2: Now add the id_rsa to ssh list on local computer using the following command:

  $ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa.

Step 3: After generating the keys get the pubkey using:

  $ cat ~/.ssh/

You will get to see something like :

ssh-rsa AAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAACAQCvMzmFEUPvaA1AFEBH6zGIF3N6pVE2SJv9V1MHgEwk4C7xovdk7Lr4LDoqEcqxgeJftwWQWWVrWWf7q9qCdHTAanH2Q5vx5nZjLB+B7saksehVOPWDR/MOSpVcr5bwIjf8dc8u5S8h24uBlguGkX+4lFJ+zwhiuwJlhykMvs5py1gD2hy+hvOs1Y17JPWhVVesGV3tlmtbfVolEiv9KShgkk3Hq56fyl+QmPzX1jya4TIC3k55FTzwRWBd+IpblbrGlrIBS6hvpHQpgUs47nSHLEHTn0Xmn6Q==

Step 4: Now all you require to do is copy this key (value) and go to and under the setting (ssh and pgp key) add your public key.

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