Configuring Git

This chapter describes maintainer level git configuration.

Tagged branches used in pull requests (see Creating Pull Requests) should be signed with the developers public GPG key. Signed tags can be created by passing -u <key-id> to git tag. However, since you would usually use the same key for the project, you can set it in the configuration and use the -s flag. To set the default key-id use:

git config user.signingkey "keyname"

Alternatively, edit your .git/config or ~/.gitconfig file by hand:

        name = Jane Developer
        email =
        signingkey =

You may need to tell git to use gpg2:

        program = /path/to/gpg2

You may also like to tell gpg which tty to use (add to your shell rc file):

export GPG_TTY=$(tty)