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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