This article is about how to create and use a local git repo as a remote. The use case I’m using this for is for secure SSL certificate storage. We don’t want to store SSL certificates on a vendor site such as gitlab. But we do need the certs available for our Ansible workflow to deploy them and we want to track them. So the repos sit on a secure server NFS share that’s only accessible by the Ansible script.
# create repo (this will be the remote) mkdir repo.git cd repo.git # initiate bare repo git --bare init # create master folder -- repeat this for other branches cd ../ mkdir master git clone ../repo.git . git checkout -b master git touch readme.md git add -A git commit -a -m "initial commit" git push -u origin master
You remote URL would be
PATH_TO_REPO/repo.git. You would be able to clone the repo anywhere locally by running git clone
PATH_TO_REPO/repo.git. If the repo.git directory is mounded to an NFS share, then you would be able to access it by the URL of the NFS share.