This assumes you don't have access to the existing admin account (which, if you did, would make things very easy).
How to add an additional Admin user to
On the server running
gitolite, logged in with the
gitolite user (or whichever user is the one with the gitolite repositories in it) :
mkdir -p ~/tmp-delete-me-soon/ cd ~/tmp-delete-me-soon/ git clone ~/repositories/gitolite-admin.git cd gitolite-admin/ cd conf/ # edit gitolite.conf, adding the user required to the gitolite-admin repo git commit -am "Added new admin" gitolite push # check that it looks Ok cd ~ rm -rf ~/tmp-delete-me-soon/
Then, on the machine where the new admin user works :
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:gitolite-admin Cloning into 'gitolite-admin'...
gitolite is at the new user's command...