Orion/How Tos/Cloning repository from github

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Say you have an account on GitHub, and want use Orion to contribute to work on code in your GitHub repository. Read on for details on how to configure Orion to work with your GitHub repository.

Cloning a Git repository hosted on GitHub

  1. Obtain a repository URI. Go to the GitHub repository home page and copy the repository URI. Typically SSH and HTTP give read and write access and Git protocol gives you read-only access.
    A github repository's URI edit field with the ssh radio selected

  2. If you are using a secure connection you might be required to configure your public key. On GitHub go to Account Settings -> SSH Public Keys and choose Add another public key.
    Add another public key link on github Account Settings SSH Public Keys page

  3. Copy contents of your public key file in the Key field. Typically you can find your public/private keys in .ssh directory in your home directory on your file system
  4. Confirm adding public key by selecting Add key button
  5. Login to Orion and go to the Repositories link
    Repositories link in the nav bar of an Orion page

  6. Choose the Clone Repository button and copy the your Git repository URI into the Repository URL input
    Clone git repository dialog.png

  7. You will be prompted for credentials.
    Orion credentials.png
    1. If you added the public key to github, then you need to copy the contents of your private key file (typically in your .ssh directory underneath your home directory) into the Private key: field. If your key defined a passphrase, supply it also.
    2. If you are using ssh login, input your credentials
      Ssh username - username
      Ssh password - password
  8. Confirm credentials and wait until your repository is cloned

For more information about using Git with Orion, see the Orion User Guide.