Depending on the used method to install git on a system, git lfs is enabled per default on a system via these settings in the system-wide config file:
This means that even if no "git lfs pull" is performed explicitly, on checkout lfs files are pulled automatically due to the smudge filter.
- If the remote server requires authentication and none is configured on the system (e.g. ssh key), the checkout fails.
- If lfs files shall not be pulled at all, there is no way to configure this in the plugin.
I therefore suggest to always set the environment variable GIT_LFS_SKIP_SMUDGE=1 even if no "GitLFSPull" option was specified.
This makes sure that no "git lfs" commands that are not controlled by the git-client-plugin are launched and thus resolves the issue that the checkout fails in case the remote server requires authentication.
This also prevents pulling lfs files regardless of a system's configuration and requires to explicitly pull lfs files via the "GitLFSPull" option.