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Gitolite Essentials

By : Sitaram Chamarty
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Gitolite Essentials

By: Sitaram Chamarty

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Gitolite Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up Gitolite

Now that the code is in the right place, we need to set it up. Setting it up involves adding an ssh public key for the main administrator of the Gitolite installation. In this book, we will assume the administrator's name is Adam, thus his Gitolite username will be adam, but as you follow along, please substitute your own name wherever you see references to Adam or adam.

Ssh is a powerful and complex tool. To make things simpler in this chapter, we will describe a set of steps that would surely work, along with suitable assumptions and constraints. These constraints are not absolutely necessary, but they do serve to simplify our procedure, as well as remove potential troublespots. If you're very familiar with SSH, you will probably be able to get around them quite easily.

Creating an ssh key pair

The administrator needs to first create an ssh key pair for themselves at their main workstation. In many cases, there may already be an ssh key pair, possibly generated for some...