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Make your password protected devsite pull automatically from github

Submitted by nk on Wed, 2011-12-28 21:01

Many projects these days keep their work in github and it is a request often to make some dev site automated automatically. When I tried to enter a passworded URL into github, it didn't work. So I came up with what's below.

Create a PHP file (I have used a filename containing 63 alphanumeric characters but only because I am paranoid):

exec('git pull', $output);
file_put_contents('/tmp/gitpulllast', date('c') . "\n" . implode("\n", $output));

then change the password-protecting .htaccess:
SetEnvIf Request_URI "/path/to/the/above.php$" github_uri

AuthType Basic
AuthName "this is my devsite"
AuthUserFile "/path/to/htpasswd"
require valid-user

Deny from all
Allow from env=github_uri
Satisfy any

then supply the URL to github as a post receive hook URL.

Edit: for this, you need a passwordless SSH key on the server and added to github.

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Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2011-12-29 17:40.

Tried using the github API ?

Submitted by nk on Fri, 2011-12-30 07:05.

You still need a trigger. Once triggered, why would I bother with authenticating with github and doing a pull from PHP instead of just running git pull?