Git Commit eMail Notifications

Git’s Native eMail Notifier

From the repository you wish to send email on commits.

cd .git/hooks
mv post-receive post-receive.bkp
ln -s /usr/share/git-core/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email post-receive git config hooks.mailinglist ""
git config hooks.emailprefix "[SUBJECT PREFIX] " # note the trailing space 

Git Commit Notifier

This ‘plugin’ will allow you to send an email every time a commit is committed to the repository. You may use this on the central repository to keep everyone following the project up to date.

To use this plugin, you first need to compile the script, then add the config information to each repository you wish to use it on.

To Install Git Commit Notifier

On Fedora 12 you first need to install Ruby and a few other dependences. After you download the needed dependences, you may compile the script.

yum install ruby rubygems hpricot rubygem-hpricott
gem install git-commit-notifier

To Configure Git Commit Notifier

In your repository’s .git/hooks folder or if it’s a “bare” repository, just the hooks folder. Create a file named
post-receive with the following content.

git-commit-notifier ../git-commit-notifier.yml

Once you have saved the file, you need to make it executable.

chmod 775 post-receive

After you have made the hook executable, check up one directory to the repository’s .git directory. From here you need to create and modify your git-commit-notifier’s config file. Start out by creating a file named git-commit-notifier.yml, and copy the below config to it.

Git Commit Notifier Config File

# The recipient for the commit:

# set to true if you want to ignore empty merge messages
ignore_merge: false

# Optional parameter for the subject-line of the mail
# emailprefix: GIT

# Decorate files with link to a webview. Possible values: none or gitweb link_files: none

# select the delivery method: smtp or sendmail
delivery_method: sendmail

# settings for the smtp server
address: localhost
port: 25
domain: localhost
user_name: user@localhost
password: password
authentication: plain
enable_tls: false

# settings for sendmail
location: /usr/sbin/sendmail
arguments: -i -t

# If link_files is set to "gitweb", you need to configure the path to your gitweb
# instance and the project name.
path: <a href="http://developerserver/path_to_gitweb">http://developerserver/path_to_gitweb</a>
project: test.git

LDAP PHP Change Password Page

Here is my quick page to allow users to change their own passwords.  To use this page, the LDAP server should to be local (as I am not connecting via SSL) and the page should to be on a secure site (https://).

 *   LDAP PHP Change Password Webpage
 *   @author:   Matt Rude <>
 *   @website:
 *                 Version 2, June 1991
 * Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
 * 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
 * Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
 * of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
$message = array();
$message_css = "";
function changePassword($user,$oldPassword,$newPassword,$newPasswordCnf){
  global $message;
  global $message_css;
  $server = "localhost";
  $dn = "ou=People,dc=example";
  $con = ldap_connect($server);
  ldap_set_option($con, LDAP_OPT_PROTOCOL_VERSION, 3);
  // bind anon and find user by uid
  $user_search = ldap_search($con,$dn,"(|(uid=$user)(mail=$user))");
  $user_get = ldap_get_entries($con, $user_search);
  $user_entry = ldap_first_entry($con, $user_search);
  $user_dn = ldap_get_dn($con, $user_entry);
  $user_id = $user_get[0]["uid"][0];
  $user_givenName = $user_get[0]["givenName"][0];
  $user_search_arry = array( "*", "ou", "uid", "mail", "passwordRetryCount", "passwordhistory" );
  $user_search_filter = "(|(uid=$user_id)(mail=$user))";
  $user_search_opt = ldap_search($con,$user_dn,$user_search_filter,$user_search_arry);
  $user_get_opt = ldap_get_entries($con, $user_search_opt);
  $passwordRetryCount = $user_get_opt[0]["passwordRetryCount"][0];
  $passwordhistory = $user_get_opt[0]["passwordhistory"][0];
  //$message[] = "Username: " . $user_id;
  //$message[] = "DN: " . $user_dn;
  //$message[] = "Current Pass: " . $oldPassword;
  //$message[] = "New Pass: " . $newPassword;
  /* Start the testing */
  if ( $passwordRetryCount == 3 ) {
    $message[] = "Error E101 - Your Account is Locked Out!!!";
    return false;
  if (ldap_bind($con, $user_dn, $oldPassword) === false) {
    $message[] = "Error E101 - Current Username or Password is wrong.";
    return false;
  if ($newPassword != $newPasswordCnf ) {
    $message[] = "Error E102 - Your New passwords do not match!";
    return false;
  $encoded_newPassword = "{SHA}" . base64_encode( pack( "H*", sha1( $newPassword ) ) );
  $history_arr = ldap_get_values($con,$user_dn,"passwordhistory");
  if ( $history_arr ) {
    $message[] = "Error E102 - Your new password matches one of the last 10 passwords that you used, you MUST come up with a new password.";
    return false;
  if (strlen($newPassword) < 8 ) {
    $message[] = "Error E103 - Your new password is too short.<br/>Your password must be at least 8 characters long.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[0-9]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E104 - Your new password must contain at least one number.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[a-zA-Z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E105 - Your new password must contain at least one letter.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[A-Z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E106 - Your new password must contain at least one uppercase letter.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[a-z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E107 - Your new password must contain at least one lowercase letter.";
    return false;
  if (!$user_get) {
    $message[] = "Error E200 - Unable to connect to server, you may not change your password at this time, sorry.";
    return false;
  $auth_entry = ldap_first_entry($con, $user_search);
  $mail_addresses = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "mail");
  $given_names = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "givenName");
  $password_history = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "passwordhistory");
  $mail_address = $mail_addresses[0];
  $first_name = $given_names[0];
  /* And Finally, Change the password */
  $entry = array();
  $entry["userPassword"] = "$encoded_newPassword";
  if (ldap_modify($con,$user_dn,$entry) === false){
    $error = ldap_error($con);
    $errno = ldap_errno($con);
    $message[] = "E201 - Your password cannot be change, please contact the administrator.";
    $message[] = "$errno - $error";
  } else {
    $message_css = "yes";
    mail($mail_address,"Password change notice","Dear $first_name,
Your password on for account $user_id was just changed. If you did not make this change, please contact
If you were the one who changed your password, you may disregard this message.
    $message[] = "The password for $user_id has been changed.<br/>An informational email as been sent to $mail_address.<br/>Your new password is now fully Active.";
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>Password Change Page</title>
<style type="text/css">
body { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Courier New; font-size: 0.7em; }
th { text-align: right; padding: 0.8em; }
#container { text-align: center; width: 500px; margin: 5% auto; }
.msg_yes { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; color: green; background: #D4EAD4; border: 1px solid green; border-radius: 10px; margin: 2px; }
.msg_no { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; color: red; background: #FFF0F0; border: 1px solid red; border-radius: 10px; margin: 2px; }
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<div id="container">
<h2>Password Change Page</h2>
<p>Your new password must be 8 characters long or longer and have at least:<br/>
one capital letter, one lowercase letter, &amp; one number.<br/>
You must use a new password, your current password<br/>can not be the same as your new password.</p>
      if (isset($_POST["submitted"])) {
        global $message_css;
        if ($message_css == "yes") {
          ?><div class="msg_yes"><?php
         } else {
          ?><div class="msg_no"><?php
          $message[] = "Your password was not changed.";
        foreach ( $message as $one ) { echo "<p>$one</p>"; }
      } ?>
<form action="<?php print $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" name="passwordChange" method="post">
<table style="width: 400px; margin: 0 auto;">
<tr><th>Username or Email Address:</th><td><input name="username" type="text" size="20px" autocomplete="off" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>Current password:</th><td><input name="oldPassword" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>New password:</th><td><input name="newPassword1" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>New password (again):</th><td><input name="newPassword2" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" >
<input name="submitted" type="submit" value="Change Password"/>
<button onclick="$('frm').action='changepassword.php';$('frm').submit();">Cancel</button>