In order to start using Gitorious, one should have a registration. Doing this is simple — just visit
Then a public key should be uploaded, an important step in the registration process.
First OpenSSH should be installed. Most present Linux distributions have it installed by default. If it's not — in Ubuntu and similar distros it's done easily:
sudo apt-get install openssh
For Windows the necessary commands would be included in the git distribution.
ssh-keygen should be run. During the command execution a pass-phrase would be asked — should not be Your root or any user accounts password!
The public key would be stored for exaple in:
cat /home/<your_user_name>/.ssh/id_rsa.pub would show key's content. The content should be copy/pasted to Gitorious' dedicated form.
Fill in the simple form at http://gitorious.org/new.
How? Quickly looking at
git push help.
In fact, on Your page, while empty, You will be given the command that will perform the download files on Gitorious.