Setting up git on a remote server
When setting up git on a server for the first time, first initialize git in the root directory of your project. E.g.
/var/www/html. I prefer to initialize git before adding any source code and the instructions below reflect this.
# then initialize the git repo
# now clone the project from your git repo into the directory
git remote add origin email@example.com:username/repository
Check to see if GitHub has your SSH key
Check to see if your machine has SSH keys stored on GitHub. It will attempt to ssh to GitHub Enterprise
ssh -T git@hostname
You should see something like this if you already have an SSH ket installed
The authenticity of host 'hostname (188.8.131.52)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 16:27:ac:a5:76:28:2d:36:63:1b:56:4d:eb:df:a6:48.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
yes and you should see
Hi username! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.