go-git-dir: simple git hosting with a built-in SSH server

语言: CN / TW / HK


This project was inspired by gitolite, but also includes a built-in ssh server and some additional flexability. It is not considered stable, but should be usable enough to experiment with.

The main goal of this project is to enable simple git hosting when a full solution like Bitbucket, Github, Gitlab, Gitea, etc is not needed. It should require no additional resources, other than the directory it is pointed at, the running server, and a git installation.

Thankfully because all the repos are simply stored as bare git repositories, it should be fairly simple to migrate to or from other git hosting solutions.


Build requirements:

  • Go 1.13
  • libgit2 0.28

Runtime requirements:

  • libgit2 0.28
  • git


From the root of the source tree, run:

go build

This will create a binary called go-git-dir.


Server Config

There are a number of environment variables which can be used to configure your go-git-dir instance.

The following are required:

  • GITDIR_BASE_DIR - A directory to store all repositories in. This folder must exist when the service starts up.

The following are optional:


Runtime Config

The runtime config is stored in the "admin" repository. It can be cloned and modified by any admin on the server. In it you can specify groups (groupings of users for config or convenience reasons), repos, and orgs (groupings of repos managed by a person).

Additionally, there are a number of options that can be specified in this file which change the behavior of the server.

  • user_repos - allow users to have repos located at ~username/repo-name

There are a number of additional options in the sample config but they have not been implemented yet.


Simply run the built binary with GITDIR_BASE_DIR set and start using it!

On first run, go-git-dir will push a commit to the admin repo with a sample config as well as generated server ssh keys. These can be updated at any time (even at runtime) but if the server restarts and the keys cannot be loaded, they will be re-generated.

Note that you will need to manually clone the admin repository (at $GITDIR_BASE_DIR/admin/admin ) to add a user as a .yml file in the users dir and define the admins group before things work as expected.

Example user file:

  - ssh-ed25519 AAAAC3NzaC1lZDI1NTE5AAAAIIIdmFwaB4lwmogg7ggFE8M45Zywx1W3T7dGktY563FM belak@laptop

Repo Creation

Currently, if anyone has write access to a repo location, a repo will be auto-created on the first push there.