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Dhananjay Tanpure
Dhananjay Tanpure

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SSH and GPG Keys With Gitpod

Get Your .gitconfig

  1. Your Git Config is located at ~/.gitconfig
  2. Encode the File with base64:
cat .gitconfig | base64 -w 0
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  1. Create a variable on gitpod.
  • Enter Name GITCONFIG.
  • Enter output of previous command as Value.
  1. Add following task to your .gitpod.yml:
tasks:
    - before: >
          [[ ! -z $GITCONFIG  ]] &&
          echo $GITCONFIG | base64 -d > ~/.gitconfig &&
          chmod 644 ~/.gitconfig
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Make commits GPG-signed

  1. To sign commit using GPG you must first add GPG keys to Github and/or Gitlab.
  1. Your GPG Keys are stored in ~/.gnupg folder. Encode this folder with base64.
tar -czf - ~/.gnupg | base64 -w 0
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  1. Create a variable on gitpod.
    • Enter Name GNUPG.
    • Enter output of previous command in Value.
  2. Add following task to your .gitpod.yml:
tasks:
    - before: >
          [[ ! -z $GNUPG  ]] &&
          cd ~ &&
          rm -rf .gnupg &&
          echo $GNUPG | base64 -d | tar --no-same-owner -xzf -
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SSH Github and Gitlab from gitpod

  1. Add SSH Keys to Github and/or Gitlab
  2. Get your SSH Public Key from id_rsa.pub:
    • Create a variable on gitpod.
    • Enter Name SSH_PUBLIC_KEY.
    • Paste the contents of file in Value.
  3. Get your SSH Public Key from id_rsa:
    • Create a variable on gitpod.
    • Enter Name SSH_PRIVATE_KEY.
    • Encode the File id_rsa with base64.
cat id_rsa | base64 -w 0
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  • Paste the output of previous command in Value.
  1. Add Following tasks to your .gitpod.yml:
tasks:
    - before: >
          mkdir -p ~/.ssh &&
          [[ ! -z $SSH_PUBLIC_KEY  ]] &&
          echo $SSH_PUBLIC_KEY > ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub &&
          chmod 644 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub &&
          [[ ! -z $SSH_PRIVATE_KEY  ]] &&
          echo $SSH_PRIVATE_KEY | base64 -d > ~/.ssh/id_rsa &&
          chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa
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Thank You!

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