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Old 02-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Need help with git & serving from a remote machine w/o using ssh.

I'm trying to move from svn to git, but am having some conceptual issues.

I want a centralized cvs/svn type repository that many people in my office can share. This will hold many, many projects & the number of projects may increase fairly regularly.

I have a few places I can put the repository - on highly available servers. already in the facility.

The problems are:

- I don't want to give anyone's account ssh access to those servers.
- I don't want to make a special "git" user for ssh access on any of those machines.
- I don't want to have to make a <Location> directive in apache's conf file for every new repository that gets created (if I were to serve git from apache)
- And I don't want to store plain text passwords in any file anywhere, regardless of its permissions.

Is it possible to use a non-local repo & satisfy all of the above?

Other suggestions welcome.
Old 02-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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I got around this by giving ssh access to only a select few who need to access the repository remotely, for the rest, I shared out the repository over nfs, so they can do push/pulls without any sort of ssh access or the need for new apache config for each repo.


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