Subject: Re: [boost] [git help] GitHub boostorg library authentication
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-29 09:12:05
On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 5:54 AM, Daniel Pfeifer <daniel_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> 2013/10/29 Daniel James <daniel_at_[hidden]>:
> > On 29 October 2013 04:36, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>> The super-project can't use github's git urls as they don't
> >>> allow anonymous access. I believe the super-project should be using
> >>> https for submodules, rather than http.
> >> Why is that? Because it's possible to commit through https?
> > Yes.
> >> But won't someone complain that they can't access https behind their
> >> corporate firewall? It always seems like there's no right answer in
> >> this territory.
> > Oh right, I hadn't thought of that. Making it easy to check out
> > probably should be the priority.
> I am behind a corporate firewall and I cannot access git repositories
> through ssh.
> https works in both directions (pull and push).
We need to support and document both git and https so that developers can
use either ssh or https. I'll test insteadOf works as intended, and then
document both approaches. Won't get to it until this weekend, however.
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