Gitea – Setup SSH and Repository

In this tutorial, you’ll be learning how to setup SSH and a repository on Gitea

What is Gitea ?

  • It is a self-hosted Git Service similar to Github, Bitbucket, etc..
  • It serves as your very own private repository management system
  • It is lightweight, open source and free to use
  • It can be deployed and managed easily with Docker and Docker-Compose

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Steps to SSH key on Gitea

1. Browse to your installation as setup in the previous tutorial and login with your credentials (Refer to the previous tutorial here: Gitea – A Self-Hosted Private Git Server on Docker)


2. You should now be able to see your Gitea Dashboard. Now navigate to the settings as shown below and move to the “SSH/GPG Keys” section


3. Click on the Add Key button and paste the public key of your PC and finally click on the Add Key button

# Get the public key by this command
cat ~/.ssh/
# Copy the Key
# If public key is not generated generate by using this command

Congratulations!! Your SSH key is now added to Gita

Steps to Create a Repo on Gitea

1. Click on the create repo button as shown below


2. Add in the requirements for your repo as shown below. (Enable the Initialize Repo option to automatically add the .gitidnore and ReadME file)


3. Create the repository and now you should be able to see it on your gitea installation. Copy the SSH link to the repo as shown below


4. Let us now clone this repo and try to add and push a file to the repo

# Clone your repo using the SSH link
git clone <SSH-Repo-Link>
# View the repo
# Navigate to the repo
cd <Repo-Name>
# Refer to the image below

5. Let’s now create a file to called testfile and push it to the repo

# Create a file called testfile
touch testfile
# Add the file to git
git add testfile
# Commit the file along with a commit message
git commit -m "Added Testfile"
# Push the changes to the repo
git push

6. Now check the repo on Gitea. You should be able to see the file that we have pushed


Congratulations!! You have successfully created a repo on Gitea and pushed a file to it

Steps to push existing repository to Gitea

1. Click on the create new repository button as shown below


2. Add in the details as per your requirement (Here, we will not be enabling the initialize repository option since we already have an existing local repository


3. You should now be able to see the repo on gitea as shown below


4. Let us now create a sample repo with a testfile on our local environment

# Create a directory
mkdir <Repo-Name>
# Navigate into the directory
cd <Repo-Name>
# Create a test file
touch testfile
# Check if the file has been created 
# Refer image below

5. Let us now push this repo to Gitea

# Initialize the repository
git init
# Add the test file
git add testfile
# Commit the changes with commit message
git commit -m "Added testfile"
# Add the remote of the repo (Copy the command from the Gitea repo home page)
git remote add origin <SSH-Repo-Link>
# Push to the repo
git push -u origin master

6. Verify the repo on Gitea


Congratulations!! You’ve successfully configured SSH keys and learnt to create a repo on Gitea

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