Securing a repo against Unauthorized Access

Gupta Bless
5 min readDec 25, 2023
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We’ve already discussed the basics of repo and why we need it. In this blog, we will go over the security best practices that are essential to improve and maintain the robust security of a repository. It is possible to implement it in a variety of ways. Let us go over them one by one.

Different ways to secure the repo access?

Implementation of Access Control

The purpose of implementing access control on a repository is to control who can do what there, such as read and write information or function as the administrator. Users with read permissions can clone and pull the repository, while those with write permissions can submit changes, and those with admin access can manage the repository settings and access control.

In the repository’s settings, go to the “Access” section and choose “Manage access” to make the necessary changes. This is where we may add any user’s email address or IP address to the repository and grant them the permissions they need to edit or manage the repository. If we need to grant access to the team, it is also possible to do so.

The security, privacy, and integrity of the repository are guaranteed by the access control system. After it’s up and running, the owners of the repositories check that…

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Gupta Bless

Security enthusiast working to secure web for others.