In this post I want to give a quick outline of how to setup Powershell Core (Microsoft’s cross-platfrom version of Powershell) to work with
While you can simply install Git for Windows and work with Git Bash, personally I quite like Powershell Core, because it is more tightly integrated with Windows and Azure. I will not cover working with CMD, because in my personal opinion, CMD offers, to put it mildly, a suboptimal user experience …
So, let’s get started:
- Install Git for Windows
- Install Powershell Core
- Run Powershell as Admin with:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope LocalMachine -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force
This will allow all users to execute scripts that have been remotely signed, i.e. are from the web. Optionally, you can also use
"-Scope CurrentUser" if you only want to enable remotely signed scripts for your user account.
- Open Powershell and type
gitto check that it is on your PATH and do the same with
ssh. If it is not on your PATH, you need to add it before you continue.
Posh-Gitby running the following in Powershell:
Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted PowerShellGet\Install-Module posh-git -Scope CurrentUser -AllowPrerelease -Force ## Update an existing version: PowerShellGet\Update-Module posh-git ## Add PoshGit to all PowerShell hosts (console, ISE, etc) Add-PoshGitToProfile -AllHosts
Now that we have Posh-Git up and running, let’s generate a public/private key-pair:
- Open Powershell and run
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "email@example.com"and press enter to save to the default location. You can set a password as well.
- Now you need to add your key to
ssh-agent. I used Git Bash to start
eval $(ssh-agent -s), because Windows 10 now also ships with
sshand Git wants to use its own bundled ssh binaries, while posh-git starts the Windows ssh binaries (see Windows 10 version 1803 broke my git SSH if you want to use the ssh binaries shipped with Windows instead of with Git)
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsato add your key to
Now you should be ready to use
ssh with Powershell:)