I'm trying to get gitosis to work on my Ubuntu instance on EC2. I'm having a problem with getting the right key to work.
I SSH to my server using the key provided in the AWS console: it's a public key (using the SSH IdentityFile option). All pretty standard. I'm using the official Ubuntu 10.04 AMI.
The installation of gitosis creates a new user. I'm supposed to provide a public key from my local machine. This doesn't work. I'm getting "Permission denied (publickey)."
In an attempt to mend the situation, I tried using the private key from the server to initialize the repository or adding the public key to the authorized keys of the created using. I managed to move one step closer, but then I got "fatal: 'gitosis-admin.git' does not appear to be a git repository" when trying to clone the admin repository.
I found out that the problem occurred because I specified an IdentityFile for my server in the .ssh/config file. When I removed it, the cloning worked. However, now I need to specify it every time I try to SSH into the server from the terminal. Is there a way around this?