Github ssh key for backup

I am doing my best to follow this instruction for github back.

I created SSH keys twice, but ‘git push -u origin master’ keeps asking for my username/password… any help would be greatly appreciated!

SOLVED - [from this link](

I had to do this:

3. Set your remote URL to a form that supports SSH 1

If you have done the steps above and are still getting the password prompt, make sure your repo URL is in the form

git+ssh://[email protected]/username/reponame.git

as opposed to

To see your repo URL, run:

git remote show origin

You can change the URL with:

git remote set-url origin git+ssh://[email protected]/username/reponame.git