git-annex-webapp(1) launch webapp


git annex webapp


Opens a web app, that allows easy setup of a git-annex repository, and control of the git-annex assistant. If the assistant is not already running, it will be started.

By default, the webapp can only be accessed from localhost, and running it opens a browser window.


Useful for using the webapp on a remote computer. This makes the webapp listen on the specified address.
This disables running a local web browser, and outputs the url you can use to open the webapp.
Set annex.listen in the git config to make the webapp always listen on an address.


When using the webapp on a remote computer, you'll almost certainly want to enable HTTPS. The webapp will use HTTPS if it finds a .git/annex/privkey.pem and .git/annex/certificate.pem. Here's one way to generate those files, using a self-signed certificate:

 openssl genrsa -out .git/annex/privkey.pem 4096
 openssl req -new -x509 -key .git/annex/privkey.pem > .git/annex/certificate.pem


Joey Hess <[email protected]>