[Rubygems-developers] How to Setup Secure GemServer

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 10:26:35 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:41 AM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2008, at 12:13 PM, Luis Lavena wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:36 PM, Jim Freeze <rubygems at freeze.org> wrote:
>>> Does anyone have some instructions on how to setup a secure gem server.
>>> Basically, we want to be able to run our own gemserver behind https
>>> and require some type of authentication.
>>> I've never setup https, so don't know if this is trivial with gem server
>>> or not.
>> Serving Gems is just like serving stating files, regarding
>> autorization I think you need to add that to the source url:
>> gem sources --add proto://user:password@host.domain.com/folder/
> I heard a rumor that URI was going to stop supporting user:pass@ in 1.9, but
> it seems to still work now.

Hmn, that will be bad, hope is jsut a rumor and nothing more.

>> (don't forget the last slash after folder).
> Fixed in 1.2 :)  In 1.1 I managed to refactor the rest of the code enough to
> make this easy to fix.

Great work Eric, the news will make a better world saving keystrokes
every day! ;-)

Luis Lavena
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