[Development] [Call for action] report duplicate JIRA & gerrit accounts

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at digia.com
Tue Aug 13 18:05:18 CEST 2013


my little report below apparently didn't motivate very many people to
actually act, so here it's again, a bit more explicitly:

if you are an active contributor and have redundant dead accounts
(typically due to changing the employer), please report them to me, so i
can properly disable them - they are confusing other people who want to
assign issues/reviews to you.

if you have multiple accounts which you actually use ... well, you are
annoying. please consider alternatives. but you can leave it at that,
obviously. :D

if you have two jira accounts just because you created a separate
account for gerrit, but since then have concluded that this was a stupid
idea (which it was ;), you can ask me to map the gerrit account to the
active jira account and disable the other one.


On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 08:59:02PM +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> i shut down some tens of jira accounts that appear to belong to departed
> colleagues, to reduce the confusion when assigning tasks and assessing
> the likelihood of something getting fixed (not all accounts were
> helpfully marked with "closed nokia identity", and i'd like to get rid
> of that anyway).
> caveats:
> - if your account was disabled but you were no zombie to start with, you
>   should complain, obviously. however, i'll demand a blood test. ;)
> - this disabling also affects gerrit accounts. so if you didn't use your
>   jira account for a long time and it escaped my attention that you
>   actually are an active contributor under that account, you may find
>   yourself locked out. just give me a heads-up, and we'll figure it
>   out.
> - in a few accounts which clearly are used i changed @nokia.com =>
>   @digia.com where i knew that the person was transferred (or re-hired
>   later). however, i can't check every nokia account...
> - from some active accounts i removed "real name extensions" which were
>   clearly meant to disambiguate them from the now deactivated accounts.
>   just in case you wonder...
> - if you still find zombie accounts that should be disabled, let me know
>   as well.

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