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Clone a code repository. Get hints for this challenge from Bow Ninecandle in the Elfen Ring.

Bow Ninecandle

Well hello! I'm Bow Ninecandle!
Have you ever used Git before? It's so neat!
It adds so much convenience to DevOps, like those times when a new person joins the team.
They can just clone the project, and start helping out right away!
Speaking of, maybe you could help me out with cloning this repo?
I've heard there's multiple methods, but I only know how to do one.
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HTTPS Git Cloning

There's a consistent format for Github repositories cloned via HTTPS. Try converting!


Welcome message
We just need you to clone one repo:
This should be easy, right?

Thing is: it doesn't seem to be working for me.
This is a 'public' repository though. I'm so confused!

Please clone the repo and 'cat' the '' file.
Then 'runtoanswer' and tell us the last word of the file!

Some of the challenges are designed to help you get acquainted with a specific technology or tool. In previous years, hint terminals were separate from the main objectives. This year however, for the first time, they're much more integrated into the main storyline. For this objective, we need to familiarize ourselves with Git, in preparation for the Jolly CI/CD objective.

Trying to clone the repository using git clone will throw an error stating Permission denied (publickey), indicating our SSH key located at /home/bow/.ssh/id_rsa isn't accepted. Since Bow notes that this is a public repository, we don't really need to clone via SSH and we should be able to use HTTPS instead.

Clone error

Using the hint and rewriting the Git URL as allows us to successfully clone the repository using git clone We can also verify that the URL has been correctly converted by opening it in a web browser, which will bring up a GitLab web interface for the repository.

Gitlab UI

Once cloned, cd into the aws_scripts folder, find the last word in the file, and submit it using runtoanswer.





Bow Ninecandle

Wow - great work! Thank you!
Say, if you happen to be testing containers for security, there are some things you should think about.
Developers love to give ALL TeH PERMz so that things "just work," but it can cause real problems.
It's always smart to check for excessive user and container permissions.
You never know! You might be able to interact with host processes or filesystems!