How could a commit to a repository show the user name as "unknown"?

Here is an example line from the repository commits page:



TUEV list of open points, 2014-02-21.

21 hours ago

I will attach the commit data and the repository permissions settings after this is created.

Thank you,


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Hi John,

Currently in Stash we don't do any user lookup from a Git commit author to a Stash user. So the "unknown" string is what the committer of that change has as their '' git property on their local machine.

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We've just started looking at this potentially in Stash 2.12, although I can't promise anything.


I believe you are correct. I just asked the project team if they know who modified the file listed in the commit.

We think we found the user. I'll be accepting your answer next.

Thank you.

Repository permissions page. It sure is hard to post a question with attachments. I hope you can see all this.

Try to use a commit checker:

and require committer name and email to match Stash user

Has this been explored further and/or fixed in a later version of Stash? This is an issue we are also facing and would like to see a fix to without having to install a third party plug-in.

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