Gitolite allows you to host Git repositories easily and securely.
Add a user
# useradd -m -U -r -s /bin/bash -d /srv/git git # su - git $ gl-setup id_rsa.pub
Do NOT add repos or users directly on the server! You MUST manage the server by cloning the special 'gitolite-admin' repo on your workstation:
$ git clone git@server:gitolite-admin
Ask each user who will get access to send you a public key. On their workstation generate the pair of ssh keys:
Rename each public key according to the user's name, with a .pub extension, like sitaram.pub or john-smith.pub. You can also use periods and underscores. Have the users send you the keys.
Copy all these *.pub files to keydir in your gitolite-admin repo clone. You can also organise them into various subdirectories of keydir if you wish, since the entire tree is searched.
Edit the config file (conf/gitolite.conf in your admin repo clone). See the gitolite.conf documentation (http://sitaramc.github.com/gitolite/conf.html) for details on what goes in that file, syntax, etc. Just add new repos as needed, and add new users and give them permissions as required. The users names should be exactly the same as their keyfile names, but without the .pub extension
$ nano conf/gitolite.conf
Commit and push the changes them:
git commit -a git push