On Friday, October 12, 2012 5:12:03 PM UTC+2, gitted wrote:
> I want to understand how to go about providing users access to git over
> http to manage content that will be stored in their own git repository.
> Scenerio: Users signup on a website, upon choosing an account name I will
> create a git repository for them on my servers filesystem.
> I want to allow users to access their repositories over http, so they
> would clone a repository using:
> git clone https://username1.example.com/content.git
> I don't want to force them to setup SSH, so they should have to enter
> their username/password when connecting.
> How would I go about creating this sort of setup? I'm confused as to how
> them connecting via https and the mapping to their folder will work.
The magic of allowing git push over http happens through "Smart" HTTP. You
can read more about it here: http://git-scm.com/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
- but note that it still requires some know-how of configuring web servers
(Apache) for it to work. I haven't set it up myself (as I usually would
stick to Gitblit <http://gitblit.com> for these features), but you could
some more how-tos.
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