Private git-repo, www-data and permissions. How to do it correctly?
Im trying to get Git to work correctly with my Wordpress-Droplet, but im struggling with permissions as im fairly new to this.
I have a private GitLab repo and a local dev-enviroment that works together the way it should — no problems here. Changes are pushed to Gitlab perfectly. But things get confusing when I move to my droplet to pull the changes.
(I have not decided on whether or not i want a post-receive hook/auto-deploy yet… for now, I just want to get manual git pull to work correctly)
Basically what I want to do is set git up on my user so that im able to
git fetch and
pull from my private gitlab-repo to my html/wp-content/themes/theme -folder. But since Wordpress is handled by the www-data user (obviously), I get confused about permissions. Im able to
sudo -u www-data git pull on my droplet to pull from GitLab, but Git is installed in my
user directory, which gives me
warning: unable to access '/home/user/.config/git/attributes': Permission denied warning: unable to access '/home/user/.config/git/ignore': Permission denied warning: unable to access '/home/user/.config/git/attributes': Permission denied Fast-forward warning: unable to access '/home/user/.config/git/attributes': Permission denied
Makes sense though, but now im just kinda lost to what I should have done to begin with.
Is there a way to give www-data access to my users git-config?
Or should the git config have been installed differently to begin with?
What user should optimally have permissions on my wordpress-directory to allow git-pulling (which now belongs to www-data)?
If this is confusing, its because im confused. Let me know if theres something I should make clear or have left out. Thanks guys!