Git Server

To store our various configuration files, we set up a private git version control server.


If not already installed, install the software package:

$ sudo apt install git

Add a user for the git server to run as:

$ sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/git/.ssh
$ sudo adduser --system --group --home /var/lib/git git

Git uses SSH to authorize users. So let’s give it our SSH public key:

$ cat ~/.ssh/authorized_keys \
    | sudo tee -a /var/lib/git/.ssh/authorized_keys
$ sudo chown -R git:git /var/lib/git
$ sudo chmod 0600 /var/lib/git/.ssh/authorized_keys

You may repeat this step for any other users public keys, who need access.