After you initialize your GitLab account, by logging in to gitlab.umd.edu, you can manage your SSH access through your profile settings. To learn more about SSH Keys, visit this guide.
NOTE: If you receive a message that indicates that there is NO SUCH FILE OR DIRECTORY, that indicates that there are not any SSH keys on your PC and you will need to generate one before continuing. Learn how to generate a SSH Key with a SSH Keygen on your PC
A best practice for securing the SSH key is to add a passphrase.