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I have two servers, let's call them first and second. First one is where the real development is done, and second one should be the replica. What I would like to do is put "git push" in post-receive, but there is one problem. Post-receive is executed as the user doing git push to first server, so I can't chmod 600 ssh key with no pass. What is the best practice for this? Thanx!

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"Post-receive is executed as the user doing git push to first server" <- why should that be a problem? –  joschi May 29 '10 at 7:25

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Just not give to developers direct SSH to user that running git on 1st server. Use gitolite to use singe git account on server with key-based authorization without shell access.

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As a bonus, gitolite3 does mirroring, which is exactly what OP wants to accomplish. –  mricon Dec 14 '12 at 16:50

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