Setting up SSH for BitBucket

Generate SSH key in Ubuntu:

mkdir ~/.ssh #Create a new directory called
chmod 700 ~/.ssh #set the rights for ssh folder
ssh-keygen -t rsa #generate a private rsa key pair

Which results in the following, where you will be prompted first to enter a name for the key and then twice to enter the same passphrase. The name wil be the name in the current folder for which the key will be generated:

Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/b/.ssh/id_rsa): 
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /home/b/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /home/b/.ssh/

Load identity into SSH manager

 ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa 

Add SSH key to BitBucket:

Print the SSH key and copy it from the terminal:


Got the BitBucket Settings page in your BitBucket account.

Navigate to Security; SSH Keys; Add Key

Fill in a name and paste the SSH code.

Make sure the Key is added correctly:

 ssh-add ~/.ssh/identity 

Now you should be able to clone your private repositories with:

 hg clone ssh://