End Goal: Perform Gerrit code reviews in Rubymine rather than on Gerrit's rudimentary web interface.
I attempted to connect with the Gerrit IntelliJ plugin with no success. I emailed Urs Wolfer, the main contributor, and he updated the README to include an "Important Note if you have Authentication Issues", in which he states:
If you have correctly set up a HTTP Password in Gerrit, but still have authentication issues, your Gerrit instance might be behind a HTTP Reverse Proxy (like Nginx or Apache) with enabled HTTP Authentication. You can identify that if you have to enter an username and password (browser password request) for opening the Gerrit web interface. Since this plugin uses Gerrit REST API (with authentication enabled), you need to tell your system administrator that he should disable HTTP Authentication for any request to /a path (e.g. https://git.example.com/a). For these requests HTTP Authentication is done by Gerrit (double HTTP Authentication will not work). For more information see Gerrit documentation.
When I asked my system adminstrator if they could disable HTTP Authentication for any request to /a, he replied with:
we can't disable http auth, sorry
(not even for certain paths)
you might be able to set up some sort of local proxy if you don't want to hack on his code
it'd be an http proxy that does its own basic auth, not sure if something already exists for that purpose
Useful Info: I am a noob. I don't know exactly what setting up an http proxy that does its own basic auth will entail. I am concerned that I may break things.
Current progress towards solving this problem:
Looking into the following:
- Easiest way to set up a HTTP proxy/request forwarder in MAC?
- (will update with my progress)
Most promising thus far:
- downloading authoxy
- authoxy has thus far proven ineffective in solving this problem
- intellij has HTTP Proxy thing... dunno