Fwd: Git - Authenticate from Active Directory....

India in general is very "age conscious" as in, "respect people [significantly] older than you".  But among Indians, Punjabis are particularly so.  Not unlike Japan and Italy [which I used to call our "country-in-law" at one time ;-)]

So anyway, I decided to shamelessly play on this; see the last sentence of the email below ;-)  It may not have any short term effect, but who knows...!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sitaram Chamarty <sitaramc@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Git - Authenticate from Active Directory....
To: [an obviously Punjabi name elided]

Although this link sounds like it is only about ssh, if you read it carefully it answers your question and it should help you: http://sitaramc.github.com/gitolite/doc/authentication-vs-authorisation.html

On a more personal note, I won't help anyone with Microsoft stuff.  I won't actively prevent gitolite from working with MS, but I will not actively help either.  For example, if someone sends me a write up on how to get gitolite to work with OpenLDAP, I will either add it to my docs, or link to it (whatever he wants).  But if you send me a document about how to make it work with AD, I will not do that.

Sorry if that sounds rude, arrogant, or whatever, but at my age (I'm close to 50) I'm entitled to my opinions, puttar ;-)



On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 10:49 PM, elided
<elided> wrote:
> Hi,
> A question on gitolite:
> I have git repository hosted on a Linux RedHat Enterprise machine.
> I am able to checkin/checkout using http (apache is configured for this).
> The users are setup using .htpasswd.
> I want to authenticate from Active Directory instead. Is this possible with
> gitolite?
> Also this access has to be given only to certain Active Directory users.
> If not, is this even possible?
> Looking forward to your response.
> Thanks
> <elided>



offby1 said...

My google-fu is but weak: who, or why, or where, or what, is "puttar"?

Anonymous said...

puttar is the Punjabi word for "son".


xpsytor said...

Haha .. this was fun read, papaji ;) Btw, I just finished (successfully) my first ever installation of git and gitolite on a shared host, with trembling hands.
I'm no "server admin" (a LAMP/Java guy actually) so I occasionally have to do NIX* stuff myself (I dont rely or wait for my IP/Network/RIM dept too much). This is my personal project anyway.

Needless to say, I'm very happy and pleased at the options gitolite gives us users. In short - it absolutely rocks!

PS: Its heartening to see such solid (aka GEEKED OUT) FOSS contribution from someone in India, which I may ashamedly admit, is VERY less in general.


Anonymous said...

This post brought a big grin to my face. :)