Please note that students who join our free Coding Bootcamp Prep course after September 4th, 2018, will not have to worry about GitHub.com. We will teach you more about the platform and its usability as you join us in our paid programs.

If you need to add a new SSH key to your github account, you can follow these steps: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-an-ssh-key/

If you're using the IDE, we'll need to do things a little differently:

Once you've followed all these steps, you can test that the key was added correctly by doing ssh -T git@github.com. You should get a message back that has your username in it and lets you know that GitHub does not support shell access.

Check out this video for a walkthrough on how to add your SSH key to GitHub from the Learn IDE (note, this video uses a different method for retrieving the SSH key than the once listed above. The one listed above is a better method than the one used in the video):

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