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From: Jeff King <>
To: Basin Ilya <>
Subject: Re: Use different ssh keys for different github repos (per-url sshCommand)
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:42:52 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:24:54PM +0300, Basin Ilya wrote:

> I have two github accounts, one is for my organization and I want git
> to automatically choose the correct ssh `IdentityFile` based on the
> clone URL:
>        ~/.ssh/id_rsa
>        ~/.ssh/id_rsa.theorganization
> Unfortunately, both URLs have same host name, therefore I can't
> configure this in the ssh client config. I could create a host alias
> there, but sometimes somebody else gives me the github URL and I want
> it to work out of the box.

I think you can hack around this using Git's URL rewriting.

For example, try this:

  git config --global \ \

  git config --global \ \

And then:

  git clone

will hit gh-other, which you can configure using an ssh host alias.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-07-19 16:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-19 12:24 Use different ssh keys for different github repos (per-url sshCommand) Basin Ilya
2018-07-19 12:50 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-07-19 16:47   ` Jeff King
2018-07-19 13:22 ` Sitaram Chamarty
2018-07-19 13:27   ` Sitaram Chamarty
2018-07-19 16:42 ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-07-19 19:01   ` Basin Ilya

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