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I've setup my own VM running Ubuntu 10.04, LAMP and ISPConfig 3. I would also like to add Git, and give access to to closed group of developers working on their own private projects, essentially operating it as a shared hosting production server.

Before I go installing software on the server gung-ho, I would like to know;

a) Is this possible?

b) Is it a good idea? (How else could one achieve a shared but private environment?)

c) Is the installation of Git any different in this situation?

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You should check gitolite, it is probably the easiest way to set up a shared Git environment (I assume you have SSH access and full control over your VM). Gitolite uses SSH keys to authenticate users and allows to set up privilege separation.

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Excellent, thank you! Looks like that's what I was after. –  Akahadaka Jul 10 '12 at 14:02

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