git: fatal: Could not read from remote repository


I am trying to set git up with to manage my site.

I have gotten to the last step in the instructions: git push website +master:refs/heads/master

I am working using the git ming32 command line in win7

$ git push website +master:refs/heads/master
[email protected]***.com's password:
Connection closed by
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

One problem here may be that the program is looking for [email protected]***.com. when I connect via ssh to my site I have a different username( lets say ‘abc’). so maybe this should be [email protected]***.com. If so I don’t know how to change this or if I can push under an alias


You can specify the username that SSH should send to the remote system as part of your remote’s URL. Put the username, followed by an @, before the remote hostname.

git remote set-url website [email protected]***.com:path/to/repo


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