In order to use GitLive, you are required to use a repository hosting service that we support. These are currently GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab and Azure DevOps. We also support GitLab self-hosted repositories.
If you are unfamiliar with repository hosting services please read Github’s help section in order to get familiar with them.
Clone any of your desired repositories and open them in your IDE.
As an administrator
As an Administrator, you need to grant access to the desired repositories you want to use the GitLive plugin/extension with. This requires installing the GitLive app on your organization level or account level.
If you are using a cloud repository hosting service (e.g. github.com), proceed to the setup guide for administrators (Cloud Repository Hosting Services) to grant permissions to the relevant repositories. If you are using a self-hosted repository (Currently GitLive only supports GitLab self-hosted), proceed to the setup guide for administrators (GitLab Self-Hosted Repository).
After installing the GitLive app on your repository hosting service, ask your team members to install the plugin in their respective IDEs and authenticate with GitLive as shown in the setup guide for team members.
As a team member
Given that the Admin of your repository has followed the instructions as in the setup guide for administrators(Cloud Repository Hosting Services) or the setup guide for administrators (GitLab Self-Hosted Repository) , an individual team member needs to authenticate themselves. To do this, you must open the cloned repository in your IDE and authenticate with your repository hosting service as demonstrated in the setup guide for team members.