SSH for gitlab CI

July 25, 2019 1.1k views
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 SSHPRIVATEKEY 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

1 Answer

Hello, Br

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

Basically the public key - idrsa.pub needs to be added in the authorizedkeys 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

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