Reporting on 'git clone'

Is there a way to produce a report on who has done a 'git clone' against a repo?

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Hi Jennifer,

Not currently, and honestly it's not likely a UI feature that we're likely to add any time soon. However the data is certainly available to you in the atlassian-stash-access logs. Here is some documentation around the log format:

And if you're interested my manager has written this very handy tool to show the number of fetch, clones and pushes on a Stash instance over time. (Be warned it's written in Haskell - but there a binary downloads if you just want to run it)

Let me know if you need any more help parsing those logs.



Thank you, Charles

Any chance having the logparser packaged for Windows?

Hi Charles,

Reviewing the log files, I'm seeing a large number of ...."POST/scm/mob/xyz.git/git-upload-pack HTTP/1.1" | "" "JGit/" | clone, cache:hit | <or cache:miss> ...

As well, as a few:

"GET /s/en_US-1988229788/0df130c/3/2.0.0/_/download/resources/com.atlassian.stash.stash-sourcetree-plugin:stash-sourcetree-resources/sourcetree-clone-bg.png HTTP/1.1"

What is the difference between these two line entries?

Thanks much,


Hi Jennifer,

The first is someone doing a clone of the xyz repository from Stash.The latter is a browser requesting the sourcetree png image which would most likely happen on a repository page where we show the clone button.



Hi again,

Are you asking what GET/POST means? That's part of the HTTP specifaction. GET is an operation that is asking the server for something, usually a file or data. The browser uses GET to fetch the HTML of a page for example. POST is usually an operation to submit data to the server, which you will see for both push and clone. Even though clone is reading data from the server, it has to submit a list of changesets that it is interested in downloading, which is why it's a POST and not a GET.

Does that help?


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