Ubuntu LAMP Git clone Permission denied (publickey)

I have set up a LAMP application on my droplet

I have used my set DO ssh key which is the same used for my mac and my bitbucket account.

I install git and create a folder at the /var/www level.

CD into the folder and run my git clone command but get the following error

Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address ‘’ to the list of known hosts. Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.

Any ideas how to fix this? *ssh keys not my strong point


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Have you checked the documentation over on GitHub (see the link below)?

This is actually a pretty common error and the above link should help you resolve the issue :-).