On 22 Jan, 14:10, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Markus,
> Strictly speaking, authentication and authorization is outside the
> responsibilities of Git.
> You leave this to either the filesystem of the repository (which can also
> accessible via ssh), or use some custom method offered by tools like
> Gitorious or Gitosis.
> At our place, we use ssh like you do, to reach a central git repository. We
> have a single user-account called "git" that we all share to write to the
> repository, so the password is the same for all developers (although we use
> our individual keys that have been added in ~git/.ssh/authorized_keys so we
> don't have to type the password all the time).
> I assume that each of you use your own account to access the repository
> though (if the url to the git-repo is your.user.name@server:repo.git then
> this is probably the case).
Yes, this is the case! Also, my colleagues local repository and my
local repository is on the same machine and I have read access to my
colleages local repository. Only the remote repository resides on a
> So if you have physical access to your colleagues machine, but not his
> password, you can either:
> 1) Add a new url using your own username, and then use your own password
> when pushing to this url
Do you mean I should push my local repository to my colleague's local
repository? What would the command for this be?
> 2) Share your colleagues repository, either running git daemon, or first
> pushing to a repository where you both have access.
Do you mean I should push my colleague's local repository or my own
local repository to a repository we both have access?
> If this is a problem
> network-wise, push to a repository on a USB stick. Once you have access to
> his latest commits on your own computer, merge them to your own repository
> and then push them to the central remote repo.
So basically I would do a pull (fetch + merge) from my colleagues
local repository into my own local repository and then push my merged
local repository to the remote repository?
> If you need more help with the syntax or commands here, let us know.
Yes, it would be great if you could provide with the example
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git
for human beings" group.
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at