Git – an important tool in software developer’s job scope/daily life. One of the skill that employers will look for in candidate profile (at least in my country – Malaysia). Most of the software developer will store the source code in cloud services, such as GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, self-hosted git repository or etc. AWS CodeCommit is one of the service where we can store our source code in AWS.
#1 Introduction to AWS CodeCommit
- Belongs to “Always free” category
- First 5 active users
- 50GB storage per month
- 10, 000 git requests per month
- AWS CodeCommit pricing
#2 Setup your first repository in AWS CodeCommit
Navigate to CodeCommit from the AWS Console.
Click “Create repository”
Take note that Repository names are restricted to alphanumeric characters, plus ‘.’, ‘_’, and ‘-‘. No space allowed in repository name.
#3 Setup SSH connection to AWS CodeCommit
Generate public/private key pair from terminal. (Please use GitBash or Windows Subsystem Linux(WSL) for Windows platform)
AWS provided clear instructions regarding how to generate ssh key for:
By default, ssh private and public key will store as
/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub respectively. You may want to name it something else to prevent override your default.
$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
Copy the output, where you will need to paste it in AWS CodeCommit.
Upload SSH public key to CodeCommit Credentials. First, click the account at the top navigation bar and click the “My Security Credentials”.
Navigate to AWS CodeCommit credentials tab.
Upload SSH public key.
After uploaded SSH public key, AWS will generated a SSH Key ID which acts as git user to access AWS CodeCommit service. Copy the SSH Key ID.
Now, modify the ssh config file
/home/username/.ssh/config. If you don’t have the config file, feel free generate one using your favourite terminal editor (vi, nano or etc).
Host git-codecommit.*.amazonaws.com User Your-SSH-Key-ID IdentityFile /path/to/your/private key
#4 Testing SSH connection
$ ssh git-codecommit.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com
If all the setup is correct, we will get the success message in terminal as below.
#5 Git and AWS CodeCommit
Clone from AWS CodeCommit
$ git clone ssh://git-codecommit.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/personal-website
Add AWS CodeCommit as remote
$ git remote add aws ssh://git-codecommit.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/personal-website
Push to AWS CodeCommit
$ git push aws or $ git push origin
#6 View Repository in AWS CodeCommit
Thanks for reading. 😁