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Git is a distributed version control system.


Git is used for version control of files, much like tools such as Subversion. Every Git clone is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Branching and merging are fast and easy to do.


Git Workflow


Fetch URL for project

You have activated the Git service and want to clone your remote repository. If your project name is musterproject, go to the overview of your project ( and click on the Git service.

Project Overview

You will be redirected to the web view of your remote git repository:


Your repository URL will then be:


Wrong Committer Name

If I try to push my changes to the remote repository, I get the error message:

Wrong Committer name, please change it before you push!
  • This is due our feature committer validation during push. You have not set your username of your local git environment to your sselab username. They have to be the same as your account values (username of sselab and email address set in the sselab).
  • After you changed your username and email address of your local environment, you have to change this values also in each commit of your local repository. Git Config Man Page
# Set username and email 
git config --local "mustermann"
git config --local "" 

# Reset author of all commits in local repository
git commit --amend --reset-author

First steps in project

First you cone the empty repository of the project. (see: Git#Fetch URL for project)

git clone <Repository-URL>

Configure you git environment. (see: Git#Wrong Committer Name)

git config --global "mustermann"
git config --global "" 

Create your project structure and add all new files to version control.

git add .

Commit your changes to your local repository.

git commit -m initial

Push you changes from you master branch into the origin project repository.

git push origin master


Git Home page

Pro Git Book


First Steps


At the moment the current features are available:

  • web-based viewing of your repository (via gitweb)
  • email notification upon commit to all project members
  • committer validation during push (username of the sselab account)


  • 2012-11-15:
    • removal of remote branches is now possible
    • improved email messages (Subject changed)
    • better error message for failed push operations
    • Service is now activated. The private beta phase is ended.
  • 2012-02-27
    • Inital release
    • Only private beta phase

Send feedback to extend this description

Please contact us if you have question concerning the usage of the service. We are also curious about new ideas for additional services and new usage scenarios. Send us a message over the contact form or write us an email

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