Using Go modules with a Private GitHub repository

Using Go modules with a Private GitHub repository

working with open-source Go modules is more straightforward, you add them in Go mod files and run Go mod commands and it just works.

Recently, I came across private Go modules usage in one of my projects at work and thought of writing about it so it can help someone :)

if you have only one repo then you can do

export GOPRIVATE=github.com/yourorg/yourrepo

If you have more than one private module, you can run the following:

export GOPRIVATE=github.com/yourorg/*

If you are using the SSH key to connect to Github, you will have to add the following snippet in ~/.gitconfig

[url "ssh://git@github.com/"]
    insteadOf = https://github.com/

once everything is set,

go get -u github.com/yourorg/yourrepo

if you want to pull a specific package, you can do,

go get -u github.com/yourrepo/yourorg/yourdir

Happy Coding !!!