To authenticate with Beanstalk for Git, you will need to generate an SSH key pair. This process only requires a few steps on Mac OS X. First, open up Terminal to access the command line.
Generating a key pair
Make sure you are in the home directory by entering:
$ cd ~/
To generate a key pair, run the command:
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
It will ask for location, just accept the default location (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) by pressing return. When it asks for a pass phrase, don't leave it empty. Make sure to set a strong pass phrase for the key. The output should look something like this:
your-mac:~ home$ ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/username/.ssh/id_rsa): Created directory '/Users/username/.ssh'. Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /Users/username/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /Users/username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: 13:c0:7c:13:75:15:4c:21:50:97:f7:20:8f:80:bb:5b username@your-mac The key's randomart image is: +--[ RSA 2048]----+ | ... o*+=*o.| | ... = -+++ | | .. + ..+.| | .. .| | P . | | .. Y | | x | | . | | | +-----------------+
Now that the keys are generated, copy it to your clipboard for the next step. This can be done by running the command:
$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | pbcopy
Adding your public key to Beanstalk
Once your key pair is generated, you can add it to Beanstalk. Login to Beanstalk and click on Profile & Settings > Keys. Once there, you will see a button to add your public key. Click the Add Public Key button, and paste the public key into the SSH Key box, click Add Key and you're done.