For some reason after enabling MFA on my secondary (work) GitHub account, I occasionally get a “broken” SSH key loaded into ssh-agent, possibly after entering an incorrect MFA code during my .bashrc login process in terminal.
When attempting to interact with a git repo using the secondary SSH key, access is denied.
The error from git is factual but not helpful:
> git pull
ERROR: Repository not found.
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
A reliable solution is to clear out all SSH keys from ssh-agent and re-add:
> ssh-add -D
> ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/customkeyname-id_rsa
Eventually I’ll troubleshoot the underlying issue but for now this fix is good enough.