You may want to download & install a Git client at this stage if you don't have one. Here are the recommended Git clients:
|Windows||Git for Windows|
|Mac OS X||Git OS X Installer|
Install from your distribution's package manager
For e.g. on Ubuntu:
You only need to generate a private/public key pair if you intend to use SSH to access your Git repository. You can always use your username and password to access your repository using HTTPS and skip this step entirely.
You'll need to use OpenSSH to generate your private/public key pair (you can skip this if you already have a private/public key):
|Windows||Start Git Bash/Shell, and then run:
|Mac OS X||Start Terminal, and then run
|Linux||Start a Shell, and then run
The command above will tell you where your private & public keys have been generated on your hard drive.
Open the public key file
id_rsa.pub in a text editor, and copy the contents of that file to your
XP-Dev.com Account Settings page under SSH Public Keys.
Once your account setup is complete, click on your dashboard's Projects tab, and create a project by clicking on Create a New Project. Give the project a name and then click on the Create Project button.
Once your project is created, click on the Repository tab, followed by clicking on Create a New Repository.
Give your repository a name, and set the type of repository to Git. For this tutorial, lets call it
Click on the Save button.
There are a couple of ways to access your repository, either using SSH or HTTPS.
Remember: If you're using SSH, you will need to have your public key setup in your account (see above).
Once your repository has been created, you should be redirected to your repository's main page (under your project's Repository tab)
select the method you wish to access your repository under URLs, and copy the
URL shown to your git client's
git clone ssh://xp-dev.com/tutorial-repo
git clone https://xp-dev.com/git/tutorial-repo
When accessing over SSH, your Git client may ask you to verify our server's SSH fingerprint. It is
If you with to avoid re-entering your username and password when accessing your repository over HTTPS, you can configure Git to remember them.
Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.