Git Gateway backend for Netlify CMS

Usage no npm install needed!

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Git Gateway

Netlify's gateway to hosted git APIs.

Code structure

Implementation for File Management System API based on Api.

Api and Implementation from backend-github/gitlab/bitbacket extended with Netlify-specific LargeMedia(LFS) and JWT auth.

AuthenticationPage - uses lib-auth and implements Netlify Identity authentication flow.

Look at tests or types for more info.


When debugging the CMS with Git Gateway you must:

  1. Have a Netlify site with Git Gateway and Netlify Identity enabled. An easy way to create such a site is to use a template, for example the Gatsby template

  2. Tell the CMS the URL of your Netlify site using a local storage item. To do so:

    1. Open http://localhost:8080/ in the browser
    2. Write the below command and press enter: localStorage.setItem('netlifySiteURL', '')
    3. To be sure, you can run this command as well: localStorage.getItem('netlifySiteURL')
    4. Refresh the page
    5. You should be able to log in via your Netlify Identity email/password