Windows Git GUI-Is it supposed to ask my password 3 times?

I have installed GitLab Omnibus on CentOS 6 (from repository) on the server. I am using the Windows Git GUI on the client

I have also installed ssh on both the Windows client and CentOS 6 and have loaded CentOS ssh with the authorized key from the client (through the GUI on the server). I do not have a passphrase if that matters.

When I clone using the Git GUI on Windows, it still asks me for my password 3 times. Does this mean that my ssh setup is wrong? Is there a way to not have to enter a password?

Thank you,