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my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$ ssh-keygen -t dsa
Generating public/private dsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa):Enter
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):Enter
Enter same passphrase again: Enter
Your identification has been saved in /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa.
Your public key has been saved in /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is: Enter
SHA256:KMLyesG1eWkXq1iI4y7i+4bmVKgZBdCnReukvJgrtP0 my_username@my_username-laptop
The key's randomart image is: Enter
+---[DSA 1024]----+
|+. ..            |
| .. o.           |
|  .+o            |
| +o+.  ..        |
|oo=+o+..So       |
|.O*o+.= o        |
|*o*o = o         |
|=*oo. .          |
|OB=..E           |
+----[SHA256]-----+

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$ cd .ssh

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~/.ssh (master)
$ cd ~/.ssh

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~/.ssh (master)
$ ls
github_rsa      id_dsa      known_hosts   rsa_key_pair.pub
github_rsa.pub  id_dsa.pub  rsa_key_pair

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~/.ssh (master)
$ ls -la
total 45
drwxr-xr-x 1 my_username 197121    0 Nov 17 23:43 ./
drwxr-xr-x 1 my_username 197121    0 Nov 17 23:08 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 my_username 197121  668 Nov 17 23:43 id_dsa
-rw-r--r-- 1 my_username 197121  614 Nov 17 23:43 id_dsa.pub

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~/.ssh (master)
$ cat id_dsa.pub
ssh-dss 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 my_username@my_username-laptop

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~/.ssh (master)

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$ ssh -vT git@github.com
OpenSSH_7.1p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2d 9 Jul 2015
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Connecting to github.com [192.30.252.129] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ed25519 type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ed25519-cert type -1
debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.1
debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version libssh-0.7.0
debug1: no match: libssh-0.7.0
debug1: Authenticating to github.com:22 as 'git'
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com <implicit> none
debug1: kex: client->server chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com <implicit> none
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY
debug1: Server host key: ssh-rsa SHA256:nThbg6kXUpJWGl7E1IGOCspRomTxdCARLviKw6E5SY8
debug1: Host 'github.com' is known and matches the RSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/known_hosts:1
Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '192.30.252.129' to the list of known hosts.
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: Roaming not allowed by server
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Trying private key: /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: Trying private key: /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ecdsa
debug1: Trying private key: /c/Users/my_username/.ssh/id_ed25519
debug1: No more authentication methods to try.
Permission denied (publickey).

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$ ssh-agent -s
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-8kgSDhweA5gl/agent.11684; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
SSH_AGENT_PID=13892; export SSH_AGENT_PID;
echo Agent pid 13892;

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$ ssh-add -l
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.

my_username@my_username-laptop MINGW64 ~ (master)
$
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    I can't see a question here. Did you upload your public key to github via their webinterface? – sebix Nov 22 '15 at 18:06
  • @sebix, yes. It didn't work. – user109285 Nov 22 '15 at 18:14
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I notice you're using a DSA key. OpenSSH 7.0 and higher disabled support for DSA keys by default. You might check whether that is causing problems. See SSH keeps skipping my pubkey and asking for a password and https://superuser.com/q/1016989/93541.

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  1. To authenticate an ssh client to a server using publickey, you generate a keypair on the client, keep the privatekey on the client, and copy the publickey to your authorized_keys file on the server which must be in ~/.ssh owned by you and have permissions only for owner (usually 600 aka rw-------). You did not do the second part. If it's too complicated for you, many systems have a script ssh-copy-id which does it for you with a good deal of handholding and error checking.

  2. You don't need ssh-agent because your keyfile is in the default location and has no password.

  3. To use ssh-agent you must either run a new process under ssh-agent, such as new shell or a new terminal (inherently with a new shell) that has environment variables set to access the agent process or have your shell eval the output from ssh-agent so those environment variables are set in your shell. You did not do either. From the man page:

 There are two main ways to get an agent set up: The first is that the
 agent starts a new subcommand into which some environment variables are
 exported, eg ssh-agent xterm &.  The second is that the agent prints the
 needed shell commands (either sh(1) or csh(1) syntax can be generated)
 which can be evaluated in the calling shell, eg eval 'ssh-agent -s' for
 Bourne-type shells such as sh(1) or ksh(1) and eval 'ssh-agent -c' for
 csh(1) and derivatives.

 Later ssh(1) looks at these variables and uses them to establish a con-
 nection to the agent.

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