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[Discuss] first time build of GIT server

On 01/30/2014 10:35 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
>> From: at [mailto:discuss-
>> at] On Behalf Of Chris Johnson
>> You'll need to get your team to use SSH keys, but that's standard
>> practice for most git management systems (e.g. gitolite).
> That may have been true at some point, but now, it works just as well over http or https.
> I will say, if you use http, the user's password goes across the wire plaintext.  (I confirmed with wireshark.)  So my recommendation would be to plan on using SSL right from the start.  Every step along the way in the gitlab installer, substitute "https" for "http" and so forth.

True, and good point. Personally, I like SSH keys, but do you know of
any reasons to prefer HTTPS to SSH, apart from key management?

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