This article outlines a process for loading a custom git configuration when in a specific directory tree. This sets up a sort of local git configuration per-directory without needing to alter the global .gitconfig file or any other global git or ssh configurations.

See here an example .envrc file. This file would be used by direnv to set per-directory env variables with the direnv shell helper.

export GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="Email to use for this organization"
export GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Name to use for this organization"
export GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="Email to use for this organization"
export GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="Name to use for this organization"
export GIT_SSH=""

Setting GIT_SSH allows for customizing the ssh command and identity used for this directory.

See here for a sample custom ssh wrapper script. This uses a specific ssh config file without needing a global alias configuration. This file would be in ./bin/, which is now in PATH thanks to the .envrc config.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

ssh \
  -F ~/whatever/directory/with/my/ssh/config \
  -o IdentitiesOnly=yes \
  -o GlobalKnownHostsFile=/dev/null \
  -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null \

That ssh script wrapper is used in conjunction with a one-off config file specifying where the keys are located.

Host *
  AddKeysToAgent no
  IdentitiesOnly = yes
  IdentityFile ~/whatever/directory/with/my/ssh/id_rsa

Now any git commit and push in this directory tree will leverage the env vars and scripts specified in .envrc.