[Bioc-devel] Generate valid SSH keys for the bioc-git server!

Bemis, Kylie k.bemis at northeastern.edu
Fri Aug 18 19:28:05 CEST 2017

Dear Bioc-Devel

I am still having trouble fetching from the repository. I’ve tried submitting both my Github username and copy-pasting public SSH key to the Google Form.

My public key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub and on Github look similar to the example, so it appears valid to me, but I still get an access rights error trying to fetch.


Kylie Ariel Bemis
Future Faculty Fellow
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University

On Aug 17, 2017, at 10:07 AM, Turaga, Nitesh <Nitesh.Turaga at roswellpark.org<mailto:Nitesh.Turaga at roswellpark.org>> wrote:

Hi Maintainers,

Some of you have submitted keys which look like this,

```3d:9a:10:86:19:3d:ac:b4:a1:fe:c2:a9:8c:28:55:49```  ##wrong, this is a SSH key fingerprint. This is NOT an ssh key.

A valid ssh key looks like,


Please check this link to learn how to generate keys,




If you want to validate your key before sub, please try,

ssh-keygen -l -f id_rsa.pub

Another point I’d like to make is, please submit your queries to the bioc-devel mailing list. The bioc-devel mailing list email is bioc-devel at r-project.org. It is very useful for the community to know about these issues.




On Aug 16, 2017, at 9:05 PM, Turaga, Nitesh <Nitesh.Turaga at RoswellPark.org> wrote:

You have a malformed key. Please check the key you submitted.

If you do not know what an SSH key is,



Please follow the links to submit a SSH key which is valid.

Please also reply to bioc-devel, the reply will be much faster and there are many people who might have the same question.


On Aug 16, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Dario Strbenac <dstr7320 at uni.sydney.edu.au> wrote:

Good day,

I used the Google Form a couple of weeks ago to submit the public key for ClassifyR. I still can't fetch the repository. What is the status of it being registered?

Dario Strbenac
University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2050

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