How to install Bonobo Git Server On Windows

TLDR; Bonobo is a free and simple to install Git Server for windows.

The Bonobo git server install page instructions don’t fully match the process I had to use to install, so I’ve documented the process here.

I will show you the steps to install a local Git server on Windows 10.

Install Steps for Git Server

The Git Server used is Bonobo Git Server, this runs on IIS on Windows.

https://bonobogitserver.com/

Pre-requisite:

  1. use Turn Windows Features On and Off to install
  2. Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools > IIS Management Console
  3. Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application Development Features > ASP .Net 4.7
  4. Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Common HTTP Features > Static Content

Install:

  1. download the zip file
  2. unarchive the zip file
  3. copy the contents of the zip file folder to “C:inetpubwwwroot”
  4. change the security properties of the App_Data folder to allow modify access to the IIS user
  5. check Anonymous Authentication is enabled
  6. visit http://localhost/Bonobo.Git.Server
  7. create a user
  8. amend settings to “allow user repository creation” and “allow push to create repositories”
  9. create a repo
  10. push repo to your server

useful git and shell commands used

git status
vi readme.md
git init
git status
git add -A
git commit -m "my first commit"
git status
git remote add origin http://servernameorip/Bonobo.Git.Server/test.git
git push -u origin master

Step By Step Video Showing Install of Bonobo Git Server

Source: EvilTester
How to install Bonobo Git Server On Windows

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