Yesterday I observed on the Git IRC a conversation that SSH keys were not 
required for SSL sessions( would have responded if my Freednode account 
wasn't having problems). 

Aside from the fact (AFAIK) github only supports SSH for key testing and 
nothing else, I was under the impression these same keys are re-used for 
authenticating SSL sessions as well, implementing a kind of 2-factor 
authentication (SSL keys to prove your machine, username/password to prove 
your human identity).

Are SSH keys required or not for SSL connections?


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