RepoBee and Gitea¶
Gitea support in RepoBee is in early development. All features are implemented, but there are known shortcomings and we currently don’t recommend using it in a live environment.
RepoBee supports Gitea through the built-in
gitea plugin. Gitea is very similar to GitHub, and the terminology
relating to RepoBee (organization, team, etc) is identical.
How to use RepoBee with Gitea¶
You must use the
gitea plugin for RepoBee to be able to interface with a
Gitea instance. See Installing plugins (the install action) for instructions on how to use
plugins. This is one of those plugins that you’ll want to activate persistently
plugin activate. Other than that, usage with Gitea is identical to
that with GitHub.
Specifying the base url¶
As with GitHub, the base url to given to RepoBee must point directly to the
API. Currently, Gitea’s API is located at
See Trying out RepoBee with the Gitea test instance for a complete example configuration.
Getting an access token for Gitea¶
To create a personal access token for a Gitea instance, log in and then click
your profile picture in the top right corner. From there, click
and then go to the
Applications menu. At the top you’ll find a small
section for generating a new token.
Creating an organization¶
In order to use RepoBee, you must at least have a target organization to store
student repositories in. To create an organization on Gitea, click the
drop-down in the top right corner, and then click
Trying out RepoBee with the Gitea test instance¶
We provide a test instance at https://gitea.repobee.org on which you can play around with RepoBee in an environment where messing up isn’t a big deal. To use the test instance, simply sign up (you can use a bogus email address) and have fun!
The test instance is automatically wiped clean every 24 hours at around 1-2am UTC. No data is retained, be that accounts or repository contents, so don’t store anything important on the instance!
Signing up and setting up¶
To use RepoBee with our Gitea test instance, you need to sign up, create a token and a target orgnization.
To sign up, click
Register in the top right corner of the home page and
enter the required details. You don’t need to use a real email address. For
example, feel free to use
When signed in, create a token as described in Getting an access token for Gitea, and then create a target organization as described in Creating an organization. Optionally, you may also create a template organization, but if you’re just playing around, we already provide a public template organization called cs1-templates.
To speed up your trying the Gitea instance, here’s an example configuration.
Values specified within angle brackets
<> should be replaced with your own
values. See Configure RepoBee for the target organization (the config category) for how to edit RepoBee’s configuration, and then
input the following.
user = <YOUR_USERNAME> base_url = https://gitea.repobee.org/api/v1 org_name = <YOUR_TARGET_ORGANIZATION> template_org_name = cs1-templates token = <YOUR_TOKEN> students_file = /path/to/students.txt
Of course, feel free to use your own template organization if you so wish. Here
we just assume that you want to get started as quickly as possible and so use
You can then use the following
students.txt, or any subset of it.
alice bob eve steve
While you can have more students if you wish, the demo instance runs on a very slow server, and so we recommend using a relatively small amount of students in order to get reasonable performance.
After configuring RepoBee, make sure to run
config verify to check the
configuration for potential problems.
You can create a “student user” of your own and include in the students list, such that you can log in and view the whole thing from the perspective of a student.