This site provides https support in order to support the Git smart HTTP push protocol.

This obviously requires this site to have an SSL server certificate. In order to avoid the hassle (and the cost) of getting an SSL server certificate that has been signed by a root certificate already included (and trusted) by your browser, this site uses its own root certificate.

The root certificate for this site is available from:
md5: b35b3d0336fdc42df1fe57580a53c061
sha1: b5d81fbe0c16fa5f7d1c94a881d8b391b5938faf

Also see the full instructions on configuring your Git client for https push.

A side effect of using an unrecognized root certificate is that Git may complain with an error such as:

error: server certificate verification failed

To see this error in action, simply execute this git command:

git ls-remote

Instead of downloading the server’s root certificate, server certificate verification may be disabled with one of these techniques:

  1. Set the GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY environment variable like so:
    GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY=1 git ls-remote
  2. Temporarily set the git configuration variable http.sslVerify like so:
    git -c http.sslVerify=false \

    Note that the -c option requires Git version 1.7.2 or later.

Or, after downloading the root certificate for this site, the error may be avoided through various methods by specifying the root certificate.
For each of these methods, the root certificate will be assumed to be downloaded and saved to the file $HOME/certs/rorcz_root_cert.pem.

Using Git version 1.8.5 or later (recommended):

  1. Configure the global http.sslCAInfo variable but only for this site like so:
    git config --global http. \

    Note that this technique requires Git version 1.8.5 or later on the client but has the advantage of only needing to be done once.

Using any version of Git:

  1. Set the GIT_SSL_CAINFO environment variable before running git like so:
    GIT_SSL_CAINFO=$HOME/certs/rorcz_root_cert.pem \
    git ls-remote
  2. Temporarily set the git configuration variable http.sslCAInfo like so:
    git -c http.sslCAInfo=$HOME/certs/rorcz_root_cert.pem \
  3. Configure the git http.sslCAInfo variable like so:
    git config http.sslCAInfo $HOME/certs/rorcz_root_cert.pem

    Note that this technique works best after the repository has already been cloned or initialized.

For further details see the git help config output.

For information on how to push to the mob branch using https see here.

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