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I am new to git so chances are there is a simple answer.

I have a git command for grabbing a site

git clone

Now when I run this I am prompted for a password via GUI.(Enter a password to unlock the private key) My local root, and user passwords don't work.

what's going on? Do I need to get a password from the git repository manager?

EDIT- Sorry, It was for grabbing drupal sites. I thought this may have been a common issue among others here.

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Can you post the answer as an answer instead of an edit please? – Oli May 24 '11 at 11:31
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You answered it yourself in the question.

The password is the password/passprase you make locally when you create an ssh key. So if you set your password for the ssh key to foobar , then the password that you would need to enter when it asks you would be foobar - your password probably (and should be!) different, that's just an example.

If you forgot your password, then you should create a new one. For instructions on how to do that, take a look here.

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Thanks, yeah for some reason I couldn't hit the answer button myself so I just put it in the question. Password, Passphrase threw me off because it wasn't consistent and a gui window popped up while working from the terminal. – winchendonsprings May 24 '11 at 15:35
@winchendonsprings You're welcome. And that's confusing for me as well at times. Mainly at like 4AM. :) – James May 24 '11 at 16:12

Answer is - password is the passphrase you make locally when you create an ssh key.

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