Setting yourself up for gerrit
Before you start: Troubleshooting help
The instructions below should be easy and quick to follow. However, if you get stuck somewhere, here is how you get help:
- via IRC connect via webchat on Freenode
- via email to the mailing list
- with authentication issues when signing in to gerrit, contact the Infrastructure Team
Register in Gerrit for first time
Gerrit uses The Document Foundation's Single Sign-On service for authentication. Create an account there if you don't have one already (several other sites, such as this wiki, use it too). Then simply visit gerrit and click on the “Sign in” link at the top right of the page. You'll be redirected to our central authentication portal, and then back to Gerrit once authenticated.
Setting yourself up for gerrit - the easy way
If you have a checkout of libreoffice/core already, you can just run
./logerrit setup, which will try to automatically setup keys and configure ssh for you, and if it can't it will guide you through these steps: if necessary, just follow the steps.
The program will tell you to go to https://gerrit.libreoffice.org and sign in to automatically provision your account from our Single Single-On system. The program will also generate a key pair for SSH and print the public part (that is, the content of
/home/[username]/.ssh/id_rsa.pub). This is a long random-looking string beginning with 'ssh-rsa'. You must add it to your settings page for gerrit to work from the command line.
./logerrit test fails and
ssh -vvv logerrit informs you about
~/.ssh/config having bad permissions, run
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/config.
Detailed and nitty-gritty setup topics
Setting yourself up for gerrit - the manual way
- Visit https://gerrit.libreoffice.org and click the “Sign in” link at the top right of the page. Once back from our Single Single-On portal the account should be automatically provisioned using full name, primary email address, and username found from your SSO profile. Please contact the Infrastructure Team if authentication is denied; this might be due to a collision (if your username or email address is used by another account) which needs to be resolved manually.
- Take note of the username found in your gerrit profile settings. This username is referred to as
- Generate an SSH keypair for gerrit (of course you can also reuse an existing key) and upload the public part in the settings page. Users are associated by username and SSH key.
- Add the following to your
Host logerrit gerrit.libreoffice.org IdentityFile /path/to/your/private-key User YOUR_USERNAME_HERE Port 29418 HostName gerrit.libreoffice.org
/path/to/your/private-keymust include the file name as well. For example:
- Setup your git repo so that it pushes to gerrit using the SSH key:
git config remote.origin.pushurl ssh://logerrit/core
- Install the hooks:
cd .git/hooks && ln -s ../../.git-hooks/* ./
- and you are ready to go!