Understanding Gitosis user repo access
I have set up
gitosis at my Ubuntu v-server. Creating new repositories on the server, checking out
gitosis-admin.git and pushing an altered conf and new keys (
otheruser.pub for example) works fine. The
authorized_keys file gets updated as well. But now I got stuck.
If I try to push an existing (locale machine) repository to a bare repository on the
myserver.com with a different user then ‘
git‘ it doesn’t work.
I assumed that gitosis creates temp users or something similar on the machine. Is that correct?
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gitosis you always use the same userid (
git@…). You are identified by the ssh key you’re using. You’ll note that commericial Git hosting services like GitHub and Gitorious work the same way.
I want to highlight djs’s comment: you should not be able to log into the
git user account with a password. Gitosis relies on the ssh
authorized_keys files to operate correctly, and this is only used when someone authenticates using ssh keys.