Plugins Directory » Gitosis

4801 Author: Timothy Allen
Code repository:
Registered on: 2010-11-09 (almost 5 years ago)
Current version: 1.0
Compatible with: Redmine 0.9.x, 1.0.x, 1.1.x
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A Redmine plugin which interacts with Gitosis to give you repository management similar to Github. Complete with public key management, automatic repository creation, and privileges based on Redmine project membership.


  • Updates your Gitosis config (create repos, add keys, add access privileges)
  • Allows users to upload public keys

Getting the plugin

Please head over to GitHub to fetch the latest version.

Release notes

This plugin is provided as is and experimental. It works great in production for Planio, but we don’t guarantee it will work for you.


Note: this is probably not a complete list
  • ruby inifiles
    gem install inifile
  • ruby ssh2 library
    for Debian/Ubuntu users:
    apt-get install libnet-ssh2-ruby1.8

    gem install net-ssh
  • ruby lockfile library
    for Debian/Ubuntu users:
    apt-get install liblockfile-ruby

    gem install lockfile

Installation notes

Installation notes

  • make sure the plugin folder is named redmine_gitosis and not redmine-gitosis (note "_" vs "-")
  • you must setup a key with gitosis-admin write rights and copy it to /path/to/redmine/vendor/plugins/redmine_gitosis/extra/ssh/private_key
    • for some misterious reason I had to copy the key in ~/.ssh/id for the user running passenger (but under mongrel it wasn't required)
  • edit /path/to/redmine/vendor/plugins/redmine_gitosis/lib/gitosis.rb and fix the following
    • GITOSIS_URI - this should be the uri for retrieving the gitosis-admin repository
    • GITOSIS_BASE_PATH - this should be set to the path where gitosis stores the repositories (used for repository deletes only)
  • after install each user should have a link, on the my account page, right next to the change password link

Resources & related discussion




Jan Schulz-Hofen, ROCKET RENTALS GmbH


There is a redmine_gitosis fork at GitHub which contains some fixes and seems to be more active than the original project.


1.0 (2010-11-09)

Compatible with Redmine 0.9.x, 1.0.x, 1.1.x.