jueves, septiembre 22, 2016

Authenticating with JGit


JGit is a lightweight, pure Java library implementing the Git version control system. You can do a lot of operations using Java language such as create or clone Git repos, create branches, make commits, rebase or tag, you can see this repo to learn how to use JGit and how to code the different commands.

But one thing that does not cover extensively is the authentication process. In this post I am going to show you how how to authenticate to a Git repository with JGit.

First thing to do is add JGit as dependency:


Then let's see a simple clone without authentication:

In this case no authentication method is set. Now let's see how to add a username and password in case of for example private repos:



In this case you only need to set as credential provider the UsernameAndPasswordCredentialsProvider and pass the required username and password.

The final scenario I am going to show here is how to authenticate against a git repository using your ssh keys, that is using (~/.ssh/id_rsa) and setting the passphrase to access it.


In this case you need to extend JSchConfigSessionFactory to be able to set passphrase to access to private key. To do it you set a custom UserInfo implementation where the getPassphrase method returns the passphrase to use and promptPassphrase method should return true.

After that you only need to set the transport configuration to the one created.

We keep learning,
Alex.
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