I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I am trying to upload to github via SSH. I generated my key using keygen, and made sure that github has the key as specified. However, when I try to ssh in I keep getting a Ubuntu window opening asking for a password. This is not coming from github, but from the Ubuntu system itself. The keys are somehow password protected, which is fine, but I have absolutely no idea what that password might be. It is not my root password. It is not my user password. I never actually set a password for those keys, so I am completely at a loss. I've tried leaving it blank or just a space, but that doesn't work either. I need to either find out what password this is, find a way to reset it to a password that I actually know, or somehow disable it. The only posts I can find on this problem are much older ( 2008 ), and none of the files they talk about editing exist in 12.04.
Editing to clarify one more time. This is a Ubuntu issue, not an SSH issue. There is no issue with the key or the remote host. The problem is with Ubuntu slapping a password on the use of this key without my knowledge and me having no idea what that password might be or how to reset / disable it.