Bug 266 - Allow read-only git clone over https
Summary: Allow read-only git clone over https
Alias: None
Product: Libre-SOC Website
Classification: Unclassified
Component: website (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: --- enhancement
Assignee: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
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Reported: 2020-03-25 22:12 GMT by Jacob Lifshay
Modified: 2020-05-18 22:07 BST (History)
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Description Jacob Lifshay 2020-03-25 22:12:49 GMT
The git protocol is a insecure protocol, we should also support cloning over https.
Comment 1 Jacob Lifshay 2020-03-25 22:15:28 GMT
A potentially useful reference (not known to be correct):

Showing the URL required for cloning is a good accessibility improvement.
Comment 2 Veera 2020-03-26 07:42:14 GMT
Yes. git protocol is insecure over untrusted network as documented in official git-scm.org site itself.

Please use new protocol for http/https protocol and not the old dumb protocol.
Comment 3 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-03-26 10:09:26 GMT
hmm really we should be doing git tag signing and/or git commit sign-off,
with gpg keys.  relying on HTTPS in particular for security just paints
a bullseye on the server.
Comment 4 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-05-18 21:42:59 BST
changing the topic of this bugreport.
Comment 5 Jacob Lifshay 2020-05-18 22:07:07 BST
(In reply to Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton from comment #4)
> changing the topic of this bugreport.

Luke changed back to avoid confusion. Sincere thanks for taking the extra time!