AUR SSH Key Error

Austin Haedicke bio photo By Austin Haedicke

Recently I’ve been working my way back from a system restoration and getting into the swing of things. I maintain a few packages in the Arch User Repository (list) and run into a slight issue that, forturnately only took a bit of time but nothing too complicated to fix.

git clone git+ssh://aur.archlinux.org/package_name.git
Cloning into 'package_name'...
Permission denied (publickey).
fatal:  Could not read from remote repository.

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

1) Generate Key Pair for AUR:

$ cd ~/.ssh && ssh-keygen
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Generating pblic/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/<username>/id_rsa): aur
...
.....
......

2) Configure SSH:

~/.ssh/config
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Host aur.archlinux.org
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/aur
  User aur

3) Copy You Public Key:

Copy ~/.ssh/aur.pub to your AUR account. Login at aur.archlinux.org, go to My Account, and the SSH Public Key box is where you’ll paste the contents of ~/.ssh/aur.pub. Becareful though, both when copying and pasting to not add a separate new line to the end of the contents or any line-breaks.
The contents should be all one line with nothing following.

4) Pull your packages:

$ cd ~/abs && git clone 
git+ssh://aur@aur.archlinux.org/my_aur_package.git

5) BONUS - Open Sourcing Open Source Software:

Unlike many in the FOSS and Linux communities, I am not a professional programmer, system administrator, IT professional, or even working in a related field. So…

While you can / must download the source files to build AUR packages from scratch (or use an AUR helper), you can not make changes to my packages for public consumption.
However, I have put all of those contents on GitHub as well.

This means that, and I completely welcome and encourage, you can fork and make any complaint, correction, fix, or suggestion you’d like and make a pull request / file an issue. You get what you want out of your packages and I get help maintaining them. That’s the beauty of FOSS!

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