Git & SSL

In my first post about Git I wrote about the problem with non-public CA signed certitificates and how to handle it. I did not mention the easierst (and unsecured) way to handle this, so I write this post to have all possibilities in one place.

Add certificate to truststore

I download the public certificate of the CA from webbrowser and add it to the truststore of Git.

Where is the cert store of git?

git config --system --list

To add the non-public CA cert to Git cert store just open ca-bundle.crt and the downloaded certificate with an text editor and copy the content of the certificate to the ca-bundle.

Use Windows Networking Layer

I configured the sslBackend to the Windows Networking Layer:

# use SChannel, the built-in Windows networking layer. This means that it will use the Windows certificate storage mechanism and you do not need to explicitly configure the curl CA storage mechanism.
git config --global http.sslBackend schannel

Disable SSL Verify

The easierst and unsecure way is to simply disable SSL validation:

git config --global http.sslVerify false

This also works with the system configuration (–system instead of –global). I did this an a project with a very short time budget, we had to configure Git on the Linux system and this Git installation was used by a Jenkins. Both servers, Git & Jenkins, are in the same corporate intranet.

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