Git Gateway is a Netlify open source project that allows you to add editors to your site CMS without giving them direct write access to your GitHub or GitLab repository. (For Bitbucket repositories, use the Bitbucket backend instead.)
To use it in your own project stored on GitHub or GitLab, follow these steps:
- Head over to the Netlify Identity docs and follow the steps to get started.
- Add the following lines to your Netlify CMS
backend: name: git-gateway
If you change ownership on your repository, or convert a repository from public to private, you may need to reconnect Git Gateway with proper permissions. Find further instructions in the Netlify Git Gateway docs.
You can use Git Gateway without Netlify by setting up your own Git Gateway server and connecting it with your own instance of GoTrue (the open source microservice that powers Netlify Identity), or with any other identity service that can issue JSON Web Tokens (JWT).
To configure in Netlify CMS, use the same
backend settings in your Netlify CMS
config.yml file as described in Step 2 of the Git Gateway with Netlify Identity instructions above.