GitLab runner

Gitlab runner with submodules permission error

I am using a small ci with this block to fetch my submodules


I am using a private gitlab server from my university and the submodules urls are relative

[submodule "operation-log-backend"]
    path = operation-log-backend
    url = ../operation-log-backend.git

The error is:

Cloning into ‘/home/gitlab-runner/builds/xxx/0/xxx/Operation-log-tool/operation-log-backend’…
/home/gitlab-runner/builds/e435efa7/0/xxx/Operation-log-tool/.git/modules/operation-log-backend: Permission denied
fatal: clone of ‘https://gitlab-ci-token:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx/operation-log-backend.git’ into submodule path ‘/home/gitlab-runner/builds/xxx/0/xxx/Operation-log-tool/operation-log-backend’ failed

If I am printing the local git config the issue is that the token for the submodules is not correct.
Any idea how I can add the correct token for each repo or how to add the same runner to the submodules ?

Thanks :blush:

Don’t quote me on this, but I think that all you have to do is add the runner you’re using to the submodule repo. All you need is give the runner access the the repository, though this is all based on the assumption that the submodule repo is private)

Keep me posted :wink: