Using Resources External to Your Repository

There are a number of techniques to do this:

  • CircleCI supports git submodule, and has advanced SSH key management to let you access multiple repositories from a single test suite. From your project’s Project Settings > Checkout SSH keys page, you can add a “user key” with one-click, allowing you access code from multiple repositories in your test suite. Git submodules can be easily set up in your circle.yml file (see example 1).
  • CircleCI’s VMs are connected to the internet. You can download dependencies directly while setting up your project, using curl or wget.