First, I know that this is a common problem, I am aware that Gitlab does not provide help since they changed their policy concerning free-user and 2FA, but I think this situation is a bit different:
I did not use my gitlab.com account for quite a long time (2, maybe 3 years). Now that I want to contribute to an open-source project I would like to connect back to this account. Forgot the password → reset it. Asked for 2FA ? I don’t remember having activated 2FA. No problem, I still have the SSH key. I use the command :
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org 2fa_recovery_codes Are you sure you want to generate new two-factor recovery codes? Any existing recovery codes you saved will be invalidated. (yes/no) yes An error occurred while trying to generate new recovery codes. Two-factor authentication is not enabled for this user
So even gitlab.com tell me that 2FA is not activated. But still, they ask it for me to log on. I also have tried from another computer and there I get the usual invalid ssh key error, so I know that I have the key corresponding to my account…
Does anyone have an idea about this?
The only reasonable thing that I see is that my ssh key correspond to another account (been a long time, so maaaybe I have more than one account?). If so, is there a way to check to which gitlab account the ssh key correspond?
Thanks in advance!