In order to participate in the development of the Automotive Grade Linux project, you will need a Linux Foundation account. You will need to use your LF ID to access to all the AGL community development tools, including Gerrit, Jira and the Wiki (for editing, only).

NOTE: Further information about Contributing to the AGL Distro available at AGL wiki.

Creating Linux Foundation ID

  1. Go to the Linux Foundation ID website.

  2. Select the option I need to create a Linux Foundation ID, and fill out the form that appears. (It is advised to authenticate through email instead of logging through Facebook/Google/Github.)

  3. Wait a few minutes, then look for an email message with the subject line: Validate your Linux Foundation ID email.

  4. Open the received URL to validate your email address.

  5. Verify that your browser displays the message You have successfully validated your e-mail address.

  6. Access Gerrit by selecting Sign In, and use your new Linux Foundation account ID to sign in.

Configuring Gerrit to Use SSH

Gerrit uses SSH to interact with your Git client. If you already have an SSH key pair, you can skip the part of this section that explains how to generate one.

What follows explains how to generate an SSH key pair in a Linux environment --- follow the equivalent steps on your OS.

First, create an SSH key pair with the command: Note: This guide recommends using ed25519 keys because it has been found that this type works well across all operating systems.

$ ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C ""

Note: When you’re prompted to “Enter a file in which to save the key” press Enter. This accepts the default location. Next, it will ask you for a password to protect the private key as it generates a unique key. Please keep this password private, and DO NOT enter a blank password.

The generated SSH key pair can be found in the files ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 and ~/.ssh/

Next, add the private key in the id_ed25519 file to your key ring, e.g.:

$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_ed25519

Finally, add the public key of the generated key pair to the Gerrit server, with the following steps:

  1. Go to Gerrit.

  2. Click on your account name in the upper right corner.

  3. From the pop-up menu, select Settings.

  4. On the left side menu, click on SSH Public Keys.

  5. Paste the contents of your public key ~/.ssh/ and click Add key.

Note: The file can be opened with any text editor or you can run the command cat ~/.ssh/ in your terminal and copy output. Ensure that all the contents of the file are selected, copied and pasted into the Add SSH key window in Gerrit.

Note: The SSH key generation instructions operate on the assumption that you are using the default naming. It is possible to generate multiple SSH keys and to name the resulting files differently. See the ssh-keygen documentation for details on how to do that. Once you have generated non-default keys, you need to configure SSH to use the correct key for Gerrit. In that case, you need to create a ~/.ssh/config file with command touch ~/.ssh/config and add details in config file.

  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_ed25519
  User <LFID>
  Port 29418

<LFID> is your Linux Foundation ID(username) and the value of IdentityFile is the name of the public key file you generated.

Warning: Potential Security Risk! Do not copy your private key ~/.ssh/id_ed25519. Use only the public ~/.ssh/