4 years ago

Github deploy key confusion

Posted 4 years ago by eb112

I think I'm misunderstanding something fundamental about deploy keys. Here's the situation.

We have a server set up through Forge. Git repository (private) is working great. Let's call it Repository-A.

Today, I set up a new personal Forge account, set up the server, and tried to copy/paste the deploy key from Forge to my Github repository (Repository-B). I got the message, "Key is already in use" from Github. The Repository-A and -B are managed by the same Github organization account.

I don't understand this at all. I assumed that each server managed by Forge had its own SSH key, in which case, how could a key on a new server already be in use?

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