Using Git, is there a way to tell it to accept a self signed certificate?
I am using an https server to host a git server but for now the certificate is self signed.
When I try to create the repo there for the first time:
git push origin master -f
error: Cannot access URL
https://the server/git.aspx/PocketReferences/, return code 22
fatal: git-http-push failed
To permanently accept a specific certificate, try
http.sslCAInfo. Adam Spiers's answer gives some great examples. This is the most secure solution to the question.
To disable TLS/SSL verification for a single git command, try passing
git with the proper config variable, or use Flow's answer:
git -c http.sslVerify=false clone https://domain.com/path/to/git
To disable SSL verification for that singular repository, assuming it's completely under your control, you can try:
git config http.sslVerify false
Disabling TLS(/SSL) certificate verification globally is a terribly insecure practice. Don't do it. Do not issue the above command with a
There are quite a few SSL configuration options in
git. From the man page of
http.sslVerify Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY environment variable. http.sslCAInfo File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CAINFO environment variable. http.sslCAPath Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CAPATH environment variable.
A few other useful SSL configuration options:
http.sslCert File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CERT environment variable. http.sslKey File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_KEY environment variable. http.sslCertPasswordProtected Enable git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED environment variable.