Public and Private Repositories

On bit.io repositories are private by default - this means nobody but you and those you've explicitly given permission to can see your data.

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You can see that I've set my adam/congress repo to private. And, in the above screenshot, I'm logged in, so I can see it. But if I log out, I can't see it.

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If I have a repo set to public - say, my adam/FCC repo, which contains FCC auction data (check it out!)) - anyone can see it, logged in or out.

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Finding public repos with SQL

You can also see public repos with SQL. Connect with your favorite SQL client, or run the below in the bit.io query editor on any repo page.

SELECT 
  table_schema, table_name
FROM 
  information_schema.tables
WHERE
  table_schema != 'pg_catalog' AND table_schema != 'information_schema'
ORDER BY table_schema

We filter out pg_catalog and information_schema here to make the results more useful in this case.

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Notice if we run a query looking for my private adam/congress repository it doesn't show up:

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Your private data is always private on bit.io.


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