The server that the source repository resides on provides its credentials as a "host key", the fingerprint of which needs to be verified manually. Git Lab will fetch the host keys from the server, and display the fingerprints to you: You now need to verify that the fingerprints are those you expect.
Git and other code hosting sites publish their fingerprints in the open for you to check: $ cat /etc/ssh/ssh_host*pub | ssh-keygen -E md5 -l -f - 256 MD5:f:9f::21:1b:bf:ed:1f:8e:a:b2:9d [email protected](ECDSA) 256 MD5:e6:eb:45:8a:3c::5f:e9:5b::be:7e: [email protected](ED25519) 2048 MD5:3f:72:be:3d::5c::e8:6e::3a:85:1d [email protected](RSA) file you'd like to use unaltered, then you can skip these steps.
URL), you can authenticate using password-based authentication, just as over HTTPS, but you can also use public key authentication.
This is often more secure than password authentication, especially when the source repository supports Deploy Keys.
When a project is hard failed, it will no longer get picked up for mirroring.
A user can resume the project mirroring again by either forcing an update or by changing the import URL in repository settings.
There are two kinds of repository mirroring features supported by Git Lab: push and pull.You have a few options to choose from one being the user who will be the author of all events in the activity feed that are the result of an update.This user needs to have at least master access to the project.The push method mirrors the repository in Git Lab to another location, whereas the pull method mirrors an external repository in one in Git Lab.Once the mirror repository is updated, all new branches, tags, and commits will be visible in the project's activity feed.Users with at least developer access to the project can also force an immediate update with the click of a button.This button will not be available if the mirror is already being updated or 5 minutes still haven't passed since its last update.When creating a new project, you can enable repository mirroring when you choose to import the repository from "Any repo by URL".Enter the full URL of the Git repository to pull from and click on the Mirror repository checkbox.Your mirror at Git Lab will be updated automatically.You can also manually trigger an update at most once every 5 minutes.