A way to determine who created a branch in Stash?

I was wondering if there is a way to determine who created a branch in Stash? Is it even in the logs somewhere on the server?

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Hi Thomas,

If you set the audit.highest.priority.to.log property in your stash-config.properties file to LOW you'll start seeing RepositoryPushEvent entries showing up in your STASH_HOME/log/audit logs. A delete will show a branch ref being updated to the value 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (which is the Git SHA equivalent of a null pointer). For example, here's me deleting a branch from the ~admin/ac-test personal repository:

0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 | RepositoryPushEvent | admin | 1407789777956 | ~ADMIN/ac-test | [{"ref":"refs/heads/guilt-experiment","from":"b20469c9cc95305b24c229d64d2f11aa516bc975","to":"0000000000000000000000000000000000000000"}] | 822x103x0 | cxjlk0

This shows that the user "admin" deleted the branch "guilt-experiment" from the repository "~admin/ac-test" at 1407789777956 milliseconds past epoch.

You can find a full list of Stash audit log events here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/STASH/Audit+events+in+Stash

cheers,

Tim

Ah, I misread your question as "who deleted a branch". A branch creation would look the same as above except the "from" field will show the value "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000" and the "to" field will show the SHA of the branch's head commit.

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Okay, I gave this a try. I see the log happening when I do a push from my client to the server, but what if I utilize the create branch feature directly in Stash itself? I don't see a log happening for that scenario.

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Hi again Thomas,

Unfortunately Stash won't log branches created or deleted via the UI at the moment. But that seems like a very reasonable feature request. I'd raise an issue in the Stash project at https://jira.atlassian.com to get this implemented.

cheers,

Tim

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