User git and security

Hi Everybody,

if i’m correct, gitlab adds the user git. I think it’s possible to log in via ssh and get access to shell. Isn’t this a security issue because a user can move from there to other hosts, mount shares etc.?

Best Mario

If you look at the authorized_keys file that GitLab creates, you will see that it only allows certain programs to be run.

Unless you have set a password for the git user yourself, the only way to log in as the git user is with an SSH key and the only thing you can do with that key is whatever the authorized_keys file says you can do.

Try logging in with SSH to and see what happens. You should get a message something like this:

Server refused to allocate pty
Welcome to GitLab, YOUR_NAME

After that, the connection will automatically close.

Thanks a lot your answere.