Installing and configuring Git - 8.0

Talend Big Data Installation Guide for Mac

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Installation and Upgrade

This procedure describes how to install and configure Git in order to store all your project data (Jobs, Database connections, Routines, Joblets, etc.) in the shared Repository of the Talend Studio.

For more information on the supported Git servers, see Compatible version control systems.

Note: This procedure might not be necessary if the Git server you install already provides Git and you don't need it on your local machine.


  1. Download the Git version corresponding to your system at and follow the installation instructions.
  2. Create an SSH key pair in Talend Studio instead of using a Git tool, to ensure the key is compatible with Talend Studio.
    1. Click Window > Preferences from the menu bar to open the Preferences dialog box.
    2. In the tree view of the dialog box, expand General > Network Connections and select SSH2 to open the corresponding view.
    3. On the Key Management tab, click Generate RSA Key... to create an SSH key pair.
      Warning: Make sure your private key is in OpenSSH classic format (RSA).
    4. Click Save Private Key... to save the generated private key in the /home/UserName/.ssh folder.
    5. Note down the generated public key in the public key field.
    6. Click Apply and Close to close the Preferences dialog box.
  3. Add the public key to the settings of your Git server.
  4. Open a terminal instance.
  5. Create a known-hosts file by executing the following command:
    ssh-keyscan -H git_server_hostname >> known_hosts
  6. If you are using multiple SSH private keys, create a config file in your .ssh folder and add the following content in the file to specify which key file is used for which Git server.
    Warning: This config file takes precedence over the Eclipse configuration.
    Host <git_server1_hostname>
    IdentityFile /home/username/.ssh/key1
    Host <git_server2_hostname>
    IdentityFile /home/username/.ssh/key2
  7. Add the connection information to the Talend Administration Center configuration. For more information, see the Talend Administration Center User Guide.