How to generate and copy SSH key in Mac OS

Generate SSH key

First of all, open terminal window. I personally use iTerm2.

To generate SSH keys , enter the following command in the Terminal window:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

You will need to answer some questions during ssh key generation process. Left destination as Default, other questions answer as you want.

Copy SSH key to clipboard

To copy public ssh key to clipboard, enter this command in the Terminal window:

pbcopy < ~/.ssh/

Verify SSH passphrase

To verify SSH passphrase, type:

ssh-keygen -y