Converting your public projects into private projects
posted this on January 11, 2012 15:47
One of the premium features in Cloud9 is the ability to create private projects. However, after upgrading you might want to turn an existing public project into a private one. At the moment, we don't have an easy way to turn public Cloud9 projects into private projects.
You can get around this limitation in two ways:
1) download project, upload folder
open the public workspace
menu file -> download project
save the zip file, extract it to a folder
create a new private workspace & open it
right click on root in filetree -> Upload to this folder
choose folder (chrome only) and select the just-extracted folder
see it upload and confirm all is well
delete the public project
note: download project does not include hidden files (local git history), so if you have those, download them separately.
2) by using a code-hosting site like Github or Bitbucket to push/pull your Cloud9 projects. You can do so by following these steps:
Create an account in a code-hosting site that supports private repositories (Bitbucket offers free private repos, so that might be your best option.)
Link the account at the code-hosting site with your Cloud9 account (see Add-on Services under Your Account in the Dashboard)
Push the public Cloud9 project you want to convert to private to the code-hosting site.
Go to the Cloud9 Dashboard and do a "clone from url" with the url from the new private repository at the code-hosting site and select "Private to the people I invite". That would create a new private project from the repository you provide in the url.