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cannot ssh into git from liz@ubuntu-server Permission denied (publickey) fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Hi all, I’m brand new to web development and DO. I’m following a tutorial on Full Stack Web Development. I managed to create a droplet, create a new sudo user for myself that I can SSH into my DO server with. One thing I noticed after creating the new user and adding it to groups sudo and admin, I now see a $ instead of the # after my userid whereas when using root it was the #. Not sure if that is causing my problems. I created a ssh key from within my droplet and printed it to the screen. Copied that manually into a new SSH key in my Github account. I cloned a repo using ssh and then typed sudo git clone git@github.com:lizyorick/markdown-portfolio.git Here’s a screenshot of what I’m seeing.

liz@ubuntu-server:/var/www$ sudo git clone git@github.com:lizyorick/markdown-portfolio.git [sudo] password for liz: Cloning into ‘markdown-portfolio’… git@github.com: Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists. liz@ubuntu-server:/var/www$ git clone git@github.com:lizyorick/markdown-portfolio.git fatal: could not create work tree dir ‘markdown-portfolio’: Permission denied liz@ubuntu-server:/var/www$ ls -la total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 31 17:04 . drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4096 Mar 31 16:00 … drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 31 16:00 html

Shouldn’t my username be in place of root when I ls? How do I fix this? Please help!!

Liz


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If I follow your post;

  • try set the permissions of your ww dir
cd /var
sudo chown -Rf liz:www-data www
cd /var/www

Then clone your repo.

Also - try cloning over https now ssh

git clone https://github.com/lizyorick/markdown-portfolio.git