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Create a private Git repo

As a developer you'll need a Git repository for your code. Most organizations will probably have a central code repository like Gitlab, or use Github. But if you don't, Otomi has you covered. Otomi includes a complete self-hosted Git solution called Gitea.

As a team member, you can create and manage your own repositories.


Team members first have to sign in to Gitea (using OpenID), after which they are automatically added to the correct team.


The otomi-admin account is unable to login with OpenID, this account needs to login with the user/password login form.

In the labs we'll be using a Team called labs and a user called labs-user.

Using a Git client

Gitea in Otomi only supports HTTPS for Git authentication. To connect to Git using HTTPS you'll first need to add a password to your account in Gitea:

  • Sign in to Gitea using OpenID
  • Click on your account (top right) and then click Settings
  • Fill in a password in the Account tab

After adding a password, you can now authenticate using your username (labs-user) and the password created in Gitea.

Create the private repository

In the apps section in Otomi console, you'll see an app called Gitea. Click on it.


Now follow these steps:

  • Click on Sign In with OpenID


  • Click on + New Repository


  • Add the name blue for the repository
  • Optional: Enable Initialize Repository
  • Make Repository Private
  • Click on Create Repository

Your repo is now ready to be used!


Add the following 2 files to the repository:

Add Dockerfile:

FROM nginxinc/nginx-unprivileged:stable
COPY blue.html /usr/share/nginx/html/index.html

Add blue.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>Sample Deployment</title>
body {
color: #ffffff;
background-color: blue;
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 14px;
h1 {
font-size: 500%;
font-weight: normal;
margin-bottom: 0;
h2 {
font-size: 200%;
font-weight: normal;
margin-bottom: 0;
<div align="center">
<h1>Welcome to Blue</h1>

In the following labs we are going to use the blue repository, but we'll also need a green repository. Create the green repository and add the 2 files, but change blue into green.