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Accounts on GNU machines

The GNU Project has a general login server named fencepost.gnu.org which GNU contributors can have access to. Some information for GNU maintainers is also kept (only) on that host.

The GNU Project also runs a hosting site, savannah.gnu.org. All GNU packages are welcome and encouraged to use it, and non-GNU packages are welcome too. Creating accounts on savannah is done through its web interface.

(Additional resources for GNU developers are available, besides these accounts.)

If you have a Savannah account, with ssh key uploaded

If you have an account on savannah.gnu.org and have registered an RSA public key for ssh there, you can request an account on fencepost by sending email to <accounts@gnu.org> with the following information:

Your ssh public key from Savannah will be used for access to fencepost. Your fencepost account can be used for email, development and testing related to your work on GNU.

If you have a Savannah account, but no ssh key uploaded

After logging in to your savannah account, to upload your OpenSSH public key, do the following:

(By the way, you'll also need to have an ssh key uploaded in order to make commits to repositories.)

If you don't have a Savannah account

You need to create a Savannah account and upload your ssh public key to Savannah. To create your account, do the following:

Then follow the instructions in the previous two sections.

Problems?

If you have questions, problems, or suggestions about this web page, the account process, or GNU infrastructure, please see the Information for GNU Maintainers.

If you have questions about or problems with using fencepost once you have an account, additional user support is available on the fencepost-users mailing list. Feel free to subscribe.

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