Technical Requirements: Git and SSH
Git is the open source version control system that is utilized by Platform.sh.
Any change you make to your Platform.sh project needs to be committed via Git. You can see all the Git commit messages of an environment in the activity feed of the Console.
Before getting started, make sure you have it installed on your computer to interact with Platform.sh.
Secure Shell (SSH) is a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and the Platform.sh environment. That includes connecting to your Git repository. SSH offers two secure types of authentication, based on keys or certificates. Both are supported.
Certificates are used automatically when you use the Platform.sh CLI and run almost any command.
You may force a login using
platform login -f on the command line, provided you have a web browser available.
To use key pairs, see the SSH keys.