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SSH for gitlab CI

  • Posted July 25, 2019
  • CI/CD

Hi

I’m trying to setup gitlab CI. I need to understand how to install ssh to be able to copy files to the webserver.

Im reading these two docs: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/ssh_keys/README.html https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ssh/README.html#generating-a-new-ssh-key-pair

I would like to make this yml work for me: https://medium.com/@hfally/a-gitlab-ci-config-to-deploy-to-your-server-via-ssh-43bf3cf93775

I have created the ssh key on the webserver and on the gitlab server I added the public key. And then I set varaible SSH_PRIVATE_KEY as the private key.

When I run pipeline I get: Permission denied (publickey,password).

Do I need to do anyting on the gitlab runner macchine?

Br

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Hello, Br

You need to copy the public key from the gitlab runner macchine (id_rsa.pub) in the authorized_keys file in the server where you want to connect.

Basically the public key - id_rsa.pub needs to be added in the authorized_keys file on the server where you will copy the files.

If you’re having any issues you can also paste the content of the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Alex