Monday, February 1, 2010

IDEA + git, without the passwords

Git is my new favorite in source control. IntelliJ IDEA has long been my favorite IDE.

A nuisance lately has been IDEA prompting me for my SSH key password every time I Commit and Push. Since forever, Ubuntu has added my key to ssh-agent every time I login, giving me both good security and password-less pushing from the command line.

I finally found the config tweak to push from IntelliJ without the prompt.
Settings-->Version Control-->VCSs-->Git
SSH Executable: Native

By using the native SSH client, you take advantage of native key management, like ssh-agent.

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