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How to setup git server on a VPS

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  1. First login to your VPS as root user
useradd -m git
su git
mkdir .ssh && chmod 700 .ssh
touch .ssh/authorized_keys && chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys
  1. Generate SSH key on your local machine
ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C "[email protected]"
cat ~/.ssh/id_ed25519.pub | ssh USER@HOST "cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"

To have interface for managing your repositories you can use cgit. For more information about setting up git server you can read this articles: git website interface, frotend, tools for git