The collection of configured remotes, an instance of pygit2.remote.RemoteCollection

Repository.create_remote(name, url)

Create a new remote. Return a <Remote> object.

This method is deprecated, please use Remote.remotes.create()

The remote collection

class pygit2.remote.RemoteCollection(repo)

Collection of configured remotes

You can use this class to look up and manage the remotes configured in a repository. You can access repositories using index access. E.g. to look up the “origin” remote, you can use

>>> repo.remotes["origin"]
add_fetch(name, refspec)

Add a fetch refspec (str) to the remote

add_push(name, refspec)

Add a push refspec (str) to the remote

create(name, url, fetch=None)

Create a new remote with the given name and url. Returns a <Remote> object.

If ‘fetch’ is provided, this fetch refspec will be used instead of the default


Remove a remote from the configuration

All remote-tracking branches and configuration settings for the remote will be removed.

rename(name, new_name)

Rename a remote in the configuration. The refspecs in standard format will be renamed.

Returns a list of fetch refspecs (list of strings) which were not in the standard format and thus could not be remapped.

set_push_url(name, url)

Set the push-URL for a remote

set_url(name, url)

Set the URL for a remote

The Remote type

class pygit2.Remote(repo, ptr)
fetch(refspecs=None, message=None, callbacks=None)

Perform a fetch against this remote. Returns a <TransferProgress> object.


Refspecs that will be used for fetching


Return the <Refspec> object at the given position.


Name of the remote

push(specs, callbacks=None)

Push the given refspec to the remote. Raises GitError on protocol error or unpack failure.

When the remote has a githook installed, that denies the reference this function will return successfully. Thus it is stronly recommended to install a callback, that implements RemoteCallbacks.push_update_reference() and check the passed parameters for successfull operations.

Parameters:specs ([str]) – push refspecs to use

Refspecs that will be used for pushing


Push url of the remote


Total number of refspecs in this remote


Save a remote to its repository’s configuration.


Url of the remote

The RemoteCallbacks type

class pygit2.RemoteCallbacks(credentials=None, certificate=None)

Base class for pygit2 remote callbacks.

Inherit from this class and override the callbacks which you want to use in your class, which you can then pass to the network operations.

certificate_check(certificate, valid, host)

Certificate callback

Override with your own function to determine whether the accept the server’s certificate.

  • certificate (None) – The certificate. It is currently always None while we figure out how to represent it cross-platform
  • valid (bool) – Whether the TLS/SSH library thinks the certificate is valid
  • host (str) – The hostname we want to connect to

Return value: True to connect, False to abort

credentials(url, username_from_url, allowed_types)

Credentials callback

If the remote server requires authentication, this function will be called and its return value used for authentication. Override it if you want to be able to perform authentication.


  • url (str) – The url of the remote.
  • username_from_url (str or None) – Username extracted from the url, if any.
  • allowed_types (int) – Credential types supported by the remote.

Return value: credential

push_update_reference(refname, message)

Push update reference callback

Override with your own function to report the remote’s acceptace or rejection of reference updates.

  • refname (str) – the name of the reference (on the remote)
  • messsage (str) – rejection message from the remote. If None, the update was accepted.

Progress output callback

Override this function with your own progress reporting function

Parameters:string (str) – Progress output from the remote

Transfer progress callback

Override with your own function to report transfer progress.

Parameters:stats (TransferProgress) – The progress up to now
update_tips(refname, old, new)

Update tips callabck

Override with your own function to report reference updates

  • refname (str) – the name of the reference that’s being updated
  • old (Oid) – the reference’s old value
  • new (Oid) – the reference’s new value

The TransferProgress type

This class contains the data which is available to us during a fetch.

class pygit2.remote.TransferProgress(tp)

Progress downloading and indexing data during a fetch

indexed_deltas = None

Deltas which have been indexed

indexed_objects = None

Objects which have been indexed

local_objects = None

Local objects which were used to fix the thin pack

received_bytes = None

“Number of bytes received up to now

received_objects = None

Objects which have been received up to now

total_deltas = None

Total number of deltas in the pack

total_objects = None

Total number of objects to download

The Refspec type

Refspecs objects are not constructed directly, but returned by pygit2.Remote.get_refspec(). To create a new a refspec on a Remote, use pygit2.Remote.add_fetch() or pygit2.Remote.add_push().

class pygit2.refspec.Refspec(owner, ptr)

The constructor is for internal use only


Direction of this refspec (fetch or push)


Destinaton or rhs of the refspec


Return True if the given string matches the destination of this refspec, False otherwise.


Whether this refspeca llows non-fast-forward updates


Transform a reference name according to this refspec from the lhs to the rhs. Return an string.


Source or lhs of the refspec


Return True if the given string matches the source of this refspec, False otherwise.


String which was used to create this refspec


Transform a reference name according to this refspec from the lhs to the rhs. Return an string.


There are two types of credentials: username/password and SSH key pairs. Both pygit2.UserPass and pygit2.Keypair are callable objects, with the appropriate signature for the credentials callback. They will ignore all the arguments and return themselves. This is useful for scripts where the credentials are known ahead of time. More complete interfaces would want to look up in their keychain or ask the user for the data to use in the credentials.

class pygit2.UserPass(username, password)

Username/Password credentials

This is an object suitable for passing to a remote’s credentials callback and for returning from said callback.

class pygit2.Keypair(username, pubkey, privkey, passphrase)

SSH key pair credentials

This is an object suitable for passing to a remote’s credentials callback and for returning from said callback.

  • username (str) – the username being used to authenticate with the remote server
  • pubkey (str) – the path to the user’s public key file
  • privkey (str) – the path to the user’s private key file
  • passphrase (str) – the password used to decrypt the private key file, or empty string if no passphrase is required.