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Getting Started with OpenShift by Katie Miller, Steve Pousty

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Chapter 10. Team Collaboration

In our discussion so far we have generally considered OpenShift and its features from the point of view of a single developer. However, whether you embrace Agile, post-Agile Programmer Anarchy, or some other newfangled way of working, most of us develop software in teams. In this chapter, we will broaden our scope beyond the lone wolf and look at OpenShift’s offerings for the whole wolf pack. We will show how to manage multiple SSH keys and how to use an OpenShift domain to collaborate, before concluding with some thoughts about possible platform workflows.

Managing Multiple SSH Keys

One way of enabling another person to make changes to your OpenShift application code is to add her machine’s public SSH key to your OpenShift account. This will enable your collaborator to access the Git repositories of any of your OpenShift applications using standard Git commands. It will not grant that person access to your OpenShift Online account, or enable her to log in to RHC.

This method for code sharing is best suited to situations where the person you wish to grant access to does not have an OpenShift account. If she’s willing to create an OpenShift account or has one already, a better way to give access is to add her to your application’s domain, as explained in the next section.

You can manage the SSH keys for your OpenShift account from the command line with the rhc sshkey command. You can list all your SSH keys with rhc sshkey list, add a key with rhc sshkey ...

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