What is an SSH key? Why does BowTie need mine?

BowTie uses SSH keys as a means of communicating with trusted computers. By entering your SSH key into your BowTie dashboard, you now have the ability to push to your repository from your local machine. If you use GitHub, you probably already have an SSH key, and can use the same one for BowTie. To find it, type cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into your terminal and copy the contents into your SSH key field in your BowTie dashboard under ‘Account Settings’ > ‘Keys’.

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