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Orion/How Tos/Cloning repository from github

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Revision as of 13:28, 25 January 2013 by Carolyn MacLeod.ca.ibm.com (Talk | contribs) (Cloning a Git repository hosted on GitHub)

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 the contents of your public key file into the Key field. Typically you can find your public/private keys in the .ssh directory in your home directory on your file system.
  4. Confirm adding your public key by selecting the 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 your Git repository URI into the Repository URL input.
    Clone git repository dialog

  7. You will be prompted for credentials.
    Orion credentials prompt
    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 your credentials and wait until your repository is cloned.

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